Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) 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 LFS.
LFS recruits and prepares the best possible adoptive families for our adoption placements. LFS strives to have up to 25 diverse families available at any given time.
Questionnaires and personal interviews help LFS adoption specialists review a family’s resolution of infertility, education on adoption issues, awareness of parenting issues and commitment to adoption openness. Other considerations include community of residence, other children, willingness to adopt transracially/culturally or children with special needs, and the number of actively waiting families needed in the program.
If you are interested in adopting a child, please download this Pre-Adoption Packet containing detailed information about the adoption process.
If you are inquiring about placing your child for adoption, please call 402-661-7100 for pregnancy counseling.
For birth parents and adoptive families with an agreement for placement independent of Lutheran Family Services, LFS facilitates the relinquishment and placement of the child. LFS can also provide counseling to the birth parents and the adoptive family.
Contractual Home Studies
Under Nebraska law, licensed child-placing agencies must complete a home study of prospective adoptive homes prior to a child’s placement. LFS adoption home studies are available to families pursuing adoption through another adoption agency.
LFS provides the required home study report as well as post-placement supervision for families working with an international adoption agency.
Foster Care Adoption
LFS is Nebraska’s sole grantee of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®’s signature program, and a grantee of the Nebraska Families Collaborative Adoption Permanency Contract.
We complete adoption home studies and work diligently to find permanent adoptive homes for children who are legally free for adoption.