Building families by finding forever homes.

Why Lutheran Family Adoption Services?

LFS was founded as an orphanage in 1892 and has served children ever since. Adoption has gone through many changes over the years, and we have been there to help families navigate them all.


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 inquiring about placing your child for adoption, please call (402) 661-7100 for pregnancy counseling.

Infant Adoption

Connecting pregnant individuals with adoptive parents. If you are interested in adopting a child, please download this Pre-Adoption Packet.

Identified Adoption

Counseling and placement support for existing adoption agreements.

Foster Care Adoption

Finding permanent homes for children in need.

LFS is Nebraska’s sole grantee of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. This identifies us as one of the most effective foster care and adoption services in the state.

International Adoption

Providing home study reports and post-placement supervision for families working with international adoption agencies.

Contractual Home Study

Content describing what the home study is and how LFS can help administer that even if the adoption is being handled through another agency.

Adoption Counseling Services

Adoption home studies from LFS are available to families pursuing adoption through us or another adoption agency.

Training for Adoption Competency

Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) trains licensed mental health professionals to enhance their therapy practices to work with adoptive youth and their adoptive families as well as birth families.

Considering Placing Your Child for Adoption?

If you are thinking about placing your child for adoption, please call for pregnancy counseling.

Related Services

Pregnancy Counseling

Confidential counseling for unexpected pregnancies, open adoptions, and parenting support.

Foster Care

Finding safe, supportive homes for children in need.

Adoption Search

Reconnecting parents and children who have gone through the adoption process, supporting them through outreach and therapy services.