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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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.
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.
Sellers Home for Unwed Mothers 2010 Peniston Street Sellers Maternity Home, Seller's Baptist Children's Home, Louisiana
Methodist Home of New Orleans 815 Washington Ave, New Orleans
St. Vincent's Infant Asylum, Catholic Charities Louisiana. Magazine and Race Streets in New Orleans
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
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.
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.
Artist Holly Sarré http://www.hsarre.com/
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.
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.