I'm looking for my brother in law for my husband and his mother. He was born in December 1960 in shreveport, LA at Christus Schumpert Health System, I believe. She gave him the name of Joseph Clark. My husband has tracked the records down to New Orleans, LA, but unfortunately could not retrieve them due to Hurricane Katrina. Please contact us if you have any info.
First, check adoptiondatabase.org . They have assembled tens of thousands of adoption searches in one database. If you register, you can go into the database and search through it, sort it, etc. [it has been free to register for years, but there may be a nominal registration fee now.]
Second, there is a website called werethelost run by a woman named Heidi. One of the primary features is a comprehensive list of maternity homes, by state. [I think Louisiana has a completely separate page, there are so many "homes" that have been there over the years.]
I wish you the best of luck as you search on behalf of your husband and mother-in-law. You're a gem.
FL adoptee ISO bFamily - born January 1963 - Gainesville, FL
bM's name in file = SANDRA STRICKLAND [maiden name], born approx 1941
bF info - UF Law, Class of 1964 - 5'9", brown hair & eyes, slender. Born around 1938-1940. In-state student [family lived in FL]