Adoption/Juvenile Processing

Phone: (225) 389-4914


The adoption suits handled by this department are confidential records according to state law, and the public does not have access to them. While this department cannot reveal information on adoption suits filed, they can refer you to an agency that may be able to provide further information.

This department works closely with the two Juvenile Court Judges and a Hearing Officer at Juvenile Court, the District Attorney's Office, other state agencies and attorneys in filing and processing juvenile pleadings. Suits processed through this department include:

  • Adoptions/Surrenders
  • Petitions for Disclosure
  • Voluntary Transfers of Custody
  • Terminations of Parental Rights
  • UIFSAs (Uniform Intrastate Foreign Support Act)