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An Adoption Success Story (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-12-20

Duration: 00:08:11

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Children & Family Services | Adoption


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Tucker, Frankeya Interviewee
  • Tucker, Lonnie Interviewee
  • Walters, Marketa Interviewee


This segment from the December 20, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ report on the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) facilitating a record number of adoptions of children in foster care. Williams reports that DCFS was the only state agency honored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services for their work with adoptions. She interviews Frankeya Tucker and Lonnie Tucker of Hammond, the adoptive parents of three siblings, and Secretary Marketa Walters of DCFS.