About The Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board
LAAB board members and guests at the 2019 holiday gathering include, from left, Stephanie Sterling, Lori Arceneaux, Della Pressler, Lori DiBenedetto-Webb, Fikisha Thomas, Karen Babin, Linda Easterlin, Jeanette Livingston, Gary Stewart and Linda Woods.
The mission of the Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board, Inc. (LAAB) is to bring various members of the adoption community together to share different perspectives, seek common understanding and promote initiatives that pertain to adoption.
The board was formed in April 1992 by a federal grant for post-adoption services and holds 501 C 3 status. it is composed of members of the adoption triad and persons personally impacted by adoption, who volunteer their time and services.
As a pioneering state adoption board, LAAB provides unique services to Louisianians and serves as a model to other state boards.
LAAB sponsors conferences for adoption professionals working in public and private sectors. We observe Adoption Awareness Month each November with an educational event.
LAAB has produced adoption educational tools to be used in classrooms and provided scholarships for those in the adoption community seeking educational advancement. We offer information through our website and through books supplied to the state library system.
LAAB members have been invited to present at national conferences.
As a non-profit organization, LAAB depends on the generosity of state and local community leaders, and business and industry, to support its initiatives. Join us in our mission by signing up for our mailing list or making a financial gift to support our work.
To donate, make checks payable to LAAB and mail to:
P O Box 2332
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
. To promote and enhance common understanding among all members of the adoption community.
. To promote and develop research, recommendations, or legislation pertaining to adoption.
. To provide networking and educational opportunities with the adoption community.