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How to Choose an Adoptive Family for Your Baby

Adoption

Posted on September 27, 2021
by Tiffany Bergman

The wonderful thing about working with an adoption agency like Lutheran Family Service to choose an adoptive family is that we’ve done all the behind-the-scenes work in selecting families to be in our adoption program that can provide a safe and loving home for your baby.

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What to Expect When Placing Your Child for Adoption

Adoption

Posted on September 21, 2021
by Kim Laube

The vast majority of women who make an adoption plan for their child will tell you they weren’t sure in the beginning, likely changed their mind throughout the pregnancy, and eventually found peace with their decision at some point along the way.

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Obria Medical Clinics and Lutheran Family Service Partner to Bring Low-Cost Women’s Services to Fort Dodge and Surrounding Communities

Life Advocacy

Posted on January 26, 2021
by Lutheran Family Service

Obria Medical Clinics offers women in Fort Dodge and surrounding communities low-cost pregnancy testing, STD testing and treatment, and ultrasound.

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Meet Kim!

Adoption

Posted on February 21, 2020

Kim Laube oversees adoption and pregnancy counseling for Iowa, North & Central Illinois, and Eastern Nebraska as well as advocates for life issues with our congregations and in the public square.

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Unplanned Pregnancy – Life as I Knew it was Over

Pregnancy

Posted on February 5, 2020

When I realized I was pregnant, I remember feeling an incredible amount of emotions: shame, guilt, fear and worry to name a few. I remember feeling so alone thinking “How could an unplanned pregnancy happen to me?” I was a Christian, a good student, a good daughter, and a good person.

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Do I have to find Adoptive Parents for my Baby?

Pregnancy

Posted on October 15, 2019

Many expecting mothers who want to place their baby for adoption think that they are responsible for finding willing, adoptive parents. However, this is not the case.

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Can You Help Young Women Choose Life?

Pregnancy

Posted on October 7, 2019

Download, print and hang up as many of these pregnancy-help posters as you are able in public places, like gas stations or malls, and women’s restrooms anywhere that you are able to get permission to do so.

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Barbara’s Story

Adoption

Posted on June 6, 2019

People ask me if I made the right decision all those years ago. I answer “Yes”.

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Unexpected Pregnancy – Making Difficult Decisions

Pregnancy

Posted on May 10, 2019

For many women, discerning what is best when they are faced with an unexpected pregnancy is very challenging.

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I Just Found Out I am Pregnant – What Should I do Next?

Pregnancy

Posted on November 15, 2018

Unexpected or unplanned pregnancy can shake you to your core – especially if you feel alone, unsupported, or pressured into aborting your baby. You are likely feeling all sorts of emotions; fear, confusion, anxiety, and more. There is help, hope and support out there – no matter your situation. Read the five steps recommended for women just finding out they are pregnant and not sure what to do next.

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