Lafayette diocese adoption office closes: 5 years, 2 babies
Posted July 10
LAFAYETTE, La. — The Catholic Diocese of Lafayette is closing its adoption office and merging it with the one in the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
Diocese spokeswoman Blue Rolfes (RAHL-fuhs) tells The Advertiser that the office has handled only two adoptions over the past five years.
She says that's part of a nationwide trend toward private adoption agencies.
The Lafayette diocese's adoption office is called Catholic Social Services.
It is not connected with Catholic Services of Acadiana, which runs several homeless shelters, a diner for poor and homeless people and a center to help people in financial crisis.
Catholic Services of Acadiana executive director Kim Boudreaux says all of those services are continuing.