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Collection of Louisiana Adoption related images; Protestant Home for Babies in the Garden District, and historical New Orleans and Louisiana maternity homes and adoption agencies; St. Vincents, Sellers, VOA, St. Ann's Home.

 

Margaret Haughery and statue, Louisiana Hurricane Katrina artist Holly Sarre and former LA resident author Anne Rice's home (Interview with a Vampire).

List of known maternity and adoption homes in Louisiana.

 

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Protestant Home for Babies
Protestant Home for Babies

1233 Eighth Street Garden District - New Orleans Established in 1926 by community women to provide shelter for destitute infants. Maternity services were added in 1959-1974.

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Protestant Home for Babies Cemetery
Protestant Home for Babies Cemetery

Garden District In Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, there are society tombs for several volunteer fireman organizations (now extinct), the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, German Presbyterian Community, Protestant Home for Babies, Home For Destitute Orphan Boys, Poydras Orphans Home, YMCA, and the New Orleans Home for Incurables.

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Protestant Home for Babies Orphans
Protestant Home for Babies Orphans

Date unknown

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Protestant Home for Babies Orphans
Protestant Home for Babies Orphans

Date Unknown

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Sellers Home for Unwed Mothers
Sellers Home for Unwed Mothers

Sellers Home for Unwed Mothers 2010 Peniston Street Sellers Maternity Home, Seller's Baptist Children's Home, Louisiana

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Methodist Home For Unwed Mothers
Methodist Home For Unwed Mothers

Methodist Home of New Orleans 815 Washington Ave, New Orleans

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St. Vincents
St. Vincents

St. Vincent's Infant Asylum, Catholic Charities Louisiana. Magazine and Race Streets in New Orleans

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St. Vincent’s Maternity Home
St. Vincent’s Maternity Home

March, 1854, the School Sisters of Notre Dame arrived in New Orleans to take charge of St. Joseph's Asylum, founded to furnish homes for those orphaned by the epidemic. St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum was also opened as a home for foundling and infant orphans and entrusted to the Sisters of Charity. I.E. Catholic Charities

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VOA Maternity Home on Magazine St
VOA Maternity Home on Magazine St

In 1915, a Magazine Street home was donated to Volunteers of America to help indigent women and children. No one was turned away. In 1942, because of increased demand, the property became a maternity home, providing proper medical care, residential care and counseling.

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VOA on St. Charles
VOA on St. Charles

Volunteers of America operated two other maternity homes--on St. Charles Avenue and in Mandeville. The VOA of Louisiana became a licensed adoption agency in 1948. As times changed, there was no need for maternity homes, VOA continues to serve birthparents and adoptive couples.

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VOA Maternity Home
VOA Maternity Home
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St. Ann's Home for Unwed Mothers
St. Ann's Home for Unwed Mothers
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Flood Series Hurricane Katrina
Flood Series Hurricane Katrina

Artist Holly Sarré http://www.hsarre.com/

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Anne Rice House Garden District
Anne Rice House Garden District

Author Anne Rice's former home on First Street in the Garden District, New Orleans. Trent Reznor of NIN once lived in the Garden District as well.

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Margaret, Friend of Orphans
Margaret, Friend of Orphans

Author Mary Lou Widmer References Protestant Home for Babies Margaret Haughery, Irish immigrant to New Orleans, lost everyone she ever loved, but she dedicated her whole life to the service of others.

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