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Ashley & Brandon’s Adoption Story

Posted on May 23, 2019

After struggling through infertility for 2 1/2 years God put Lutheran Family Service (LFS) heavy on our hearts.

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Should I Use an Adoption Agency or Attorney?

Posted on April 1, 2019
by Kim Laube

Among the many decisions a couple must make when considering adoption, is whether it would be best to hire an adoption attorney or an adoption agency to help make their adoption dreams come true.

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Lutheran Family Service Celebrates Adoption Month by Expanding Services!

Pregnancy

Posted on November 7, 2018

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

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Unexpected Pregnancy – Unsure and Experiencing Doubts

Pregnancy

Posted on September 22, 2018

As a birth mother, there are many factors for you to consider, and it is important for you to know that you are not alone throughout those decisions.

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

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

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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Adoption-Search&reunion

Thoughts Behind a Biological Family Reunion from Different Perspectives

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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I’m Pregnant and Freaking Out!

Posted on June 21, 2016
by Audrey Winterhof

An unexpected pregnancy can turn your world upside down.  No matter what your circumstances are, it can be overwhelming and difficult to process on your own. Welcoming a baby into the world can be hard to imagine.  Maybe the timing doesn’t seem right…you’re too young, too old, money is tight, and you’re trying to handle […]

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Adoptive Couple Fears – The Match Meeting

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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To Hold Your Baby or Not

Posted on May 18, 2016
by Kim Laube

Once You’ve Decided to Place Your Baby for Adoption There have been several women I’ve assisted who determine not to have contact with their child once he or she is born if they have planned a semi-open or closed adoption.  Generally speaking they have two reasons for making that choice. First, and foremost, the women […]

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