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Child Welfare - Louisiana DCFS

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services urges you to sleep safe and sleep sound by following these guidelines:

Your baby sleeps safest in his or her own bed

Never sleep with your baby on a couch

Never in an arm chair or with a pillow

Never on a waterbed

Never sleep with a baby or toddler while under the influence of medication, alcohol or drugs

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Foster Care and Adoption | Department of Children & Family ...

Foster Care and Adoption

Foster Care and Adoption

"Faith in Families" seeks to reduce the number of children in foster care, decrease the amount of time children spend in the system and ensure that each child has a permanent connection when they leave foster care.

By 2015, DCFS seeks to accomplish the following goals:

Reduce the number of children in foster ...

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Related topics : children in foster care / adopting a child from foster care system / adopt a child in foster care / foster care and adoption / family foster care

Foster Parenting | Department of Children & Family ...

Foster Parenting

Foster parents play a special role in the life of a child who, because of abuse, neglect or sexual victimization, has had to leave...

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Related topics : family foster care / foster care parents / how to become a foster child parent / how do i become a foster parent / children in foster care

Adoption | Department of Children & Family Services ...

You may be eligible for an Adoption Tax Credit if you recently finalized your adoption of a child with special needs, even if you do not have any qualifying expenses.

For more information, download this document , contact your tax advisor or go to...

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Related topics : department of family services adoption / department of children services adoption / tax credit for qualified adoption expenses / child and family services adoption / special adoption family services

Louisiana Safe Haven Directory - Department of Children ...

Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Child Advocacy Centers

If a parent is unable to travel to a Safe Haven facility, he or she may call 911, and a law enforcement officer or EMS provider will pick up the infant and transport the child to a hospital. It's Simple

Go to the nearest Safe Haven facility (i.e. hospital, public health unit, EMS unit, medical clinic, fire or police station, crisis pregnancy center...

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Related topics : finding parents to adopt my baby / adoptive parents for my baby / find a family to adopt my baby / family care adoption services / department of family services adoption