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Lutheran Family Service Celebrates Adoption Month by Expanding Services!

Adoption

Posted on November 7, 2018

Pregnancy Counseling and Adoption Services now offered in Central and Northern Illinois.

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Adoption through the Eyes of a Child, now a Grown Man

Adoption

Posted on September 17, 2018

Adoption tells the world this child has value. Adoption tells the world we care for this abandoned mother. Adoption tells the world we believe this son deserves to be an heir. Adoption is doing God’s will here on Earth.

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With Adoption, Waiting is Tough

Adoption

Posted on July 30, 2018

If you are an adoptive couple, waiting for a child to be placed in your home is probably the most difficult part of your journey.

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Life is Beautiful. Adoption is Beautiful.

Adoption

Posted on February 2, 2018

Excerpt from Iowans for Life blog post: Modern Day Hero. Both Iowans for Life and Lutheran Family Service are founding members of the Iowa Coalition for Pro-Life Leaders working to protect life at all stages. For me, the highlight of the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday was Ryan Holets. Did you hear what […]

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A True, Chilling, LFS Christmas Story

Adoption

Posted on November 20, 2016

This is a true story of one woman’s experience at Lutheran Family Service. It has been our privilege to get to know Diane during the past year and we share her story with you today with identifying details changed and with her permission.   Christmas Eve fell on a Saturday in 1966. Like every other […]

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Life with Potential…Not Potential Life!

Adoption

Posted on October 17, 2016
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Embryo Adoption (embryo rescue) is the process of adopting frozen embryos that were created through In Vitro Fertilization.

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Adoption-Search&reunion

Thoughts Behind a Biological Family Reunion from Different Perspectives

Adoption

Posted on August 3, 2016
by Kim Laube

Biological Family Reunions Lutheran Family Service offers post adoption services to adult adoptees and biological relatives of adopted persons that includes the possibility of reuniting.  There can be many considerations to take into account before pursuing a reunion. From an Adopted Person’s Perspective – For many adopted persons, having the opportunity to get to know […]

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Adoptive Couple Fears – The Match Meeting

Adoption

Posted on June 10, 2016
by Kim Laube

For many, meeting new people can cause anxiety and awkwardness, but an adoption match meeting can cause anxiety for even the most outgoing of personalities!  There is so much at stake for everyone that the experience can be a real source of concern for both the birthmother and the possible adoptive parents.  Putting the experience […]

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Adoptive Couple Fears – The Big 1st Impression: The Profile Book

Adoption

Posted on April 18, 2016
by Audrey Winterhof

Feeling the pressure of the profile book?  There is so much to say about your family that you might end up with a chapter book on your hands.  That is true.  You have many facets of your life that you want this birth mother to see. You want her to know how outstanding your family […]

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Adoptive Couple Fears – Waiting Stinks…We Are Ready To Be Parents Now!

Adoption

Posted on March 28, 2016
by Audrey Winterhof

It’s true.  Waiting is one of the most difficult parts about adoption.  There are many things out of your control, and certainly the amount of time you must wait for a placement is one of them.  For most couples, the wait time for adoption in their minds is actually calculated using the date they first […]

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