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Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska offers adoption
and home study services to individuals and couples in Nebraska.
Education about adoption issues and preparation for parenting adopted children
are fundamental to all adoption opportunities at Lutheran Family
Services of Nebraska.
If you are interested in adopting a child, please download our
Pre-Adoption Packet containing detailed information
about the adoption process or visit the links on this page.
- Infant Adoption
- Identified Adoption - For birth parents and adoptive families who have established
an agreement for placement independently of Lutheran Family Services
of Nebraska In such instances, we facilitate the relinquishment
and placement of the child. We also provide requested counseling
to the birth parents and the adoptive family.
- Contractual Homestudies - Under Nebraska law, licensed child-placing agencies must complete
a home study of prospective adoptive homes prior to a child's placement.
Homestudies are available to families pursuing adoption independently
of Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska.
- International Adoption
- Homestudies for International Adoption - We provide the required homestudy report as well as post-placement
supervision for families working with an international adoption agency.
- Foster Care Adoption - Lutheran Family Services is Nebraska’s sole grantee of the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption awards grants to public and private adoption agencies to hire adoption professionals who implement proactive, child-focused recruitment programs targeted exclusively on moving America’s longest-waiting children from foster care into adoptive families. As their sole Nebraska grantee, LFS diligently finds permanent adoptive homes for children who are legally free for adoption. We also complete the adoptive home study.
For more information on our adoption services, call (402) 661-7100 in Omaha, or (800) 267-9876 outside Omaha.