Join Us Soon for Acadiana Pro-Life Luncheon! 
Join us next Thursday, Sept. 22, for an Acadiana Pro-Life Luncheon. The event will begin at noon at Abacus, 530 W. Pinhook Road, Lafayette.

The luncheon will feature special guests Stephanie Sterling, LCSW, and Paula Davis, LCSW-BACS, of the Maternity, Adoption, and Behavioral Health Department of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. They will discuss mission-based adoption.

Stephanie Sterling and Paula Davis

Davis, the clinical director, has more than 16 years of domestic and international adoption experience working with all members of the triad. She also provides counseling and support for families post-adoption, including working with triad members who are initiating a search. In 2008, she completed the Hunter College Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Adoption Competence. She received an MSW from Louisiana State University and has been an adjunct instructor at LSU School of Social Work since 2000. She serves on the I-Care Advisory Board and the Home Instruction for the Parents of Preschool Youngsters State Advisory Group and also serves on the Louisiana Law Institute's Children's Code Committee and assisted in drafting current legislation for international adoption. 

Sterling, the department's director, received her MSW degree from Tulane University in 1996 and holds a 90-hour post graduate certification in Adoption and Foster Care Competence. She has experience with inpatient, outpatient, and primary care behavioral health as well as pregnancy counseling.  She serves on the Governor's Children's Cabinet Advisory Board, the Children's Code Adoption Subcommittee, and the Children's Coalition of Greater Baton Rouge's Advisory Committee and is vice chair of the Catholic Charities USA Child Youth and Family Services Steering Committee.

Attendees will also hear about what is happening in the pro-life community around Acadiana.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For a Pro-Life Louisiana, 
Ryan Verret 
Associate Director 
Louisiana Right to Life

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