For many Louisianans, children are a true blessing. They love the dynamic of a nurturing family and strive to raise their children in a way that sets them up for success. Yet, there are many Louisianans who are either incapable of having biological children or they do not wish to have biological children, so they turn to adoption. Some adoptive parents simply want to give a struggling child a stable home and a shot at a good life.
Many individuals assume that only couples are capable of adoption. This, however, is false. Single men and women are also able to adopt. Though this may have raised eyebrows decades ago, the commonality of single-parent households caused by divorce has made single parent adoption more acceptable. Single parent adoption has also become easier, financially speaking, with the assistance of state adoption subsidies.