- About Us
- Get Involved
- Classes & Events
- Ways To Give
Life with a child with medical or special needs takes extra time, energy, and knowledge. There is a steep learning curve in dealing with the medical, educational, and health insurance systems...
Considering adoption? Whether you're interested in international adoption, domestic infant open adoption, or adoption from foster care, we're here to help! We offer a number of ways for you to learn more about adoption and the services, expertise and support that Children's Home and Lutheran Social Service can provide you and your family — let's get started!
Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are here to answer all of your adoption questions.
Attend an Adoption Information Meeting
Our adoption information meetings are designed to give you in-depth information on the adoption process, fees and programs. We host in-person and online meetings regularly. Sign up for an upcoming free adoption information meeting >
Learn About Adoption Funding Resources
Often families who adopt have the means to add a child to their home, but they do not have the financial resources to cover all of the adoption fees at one time. Our families have the opportunity to apply for our Adoption Support Fund and to consult with My Adoption Finance Coach at no cost. Additionally, there are a number of grants and funding options available. Learn about resources for funding your adoption >
Create an Account
We recommend that you create a free account on our website. This will allow you to view the online listing of our Waiting Identified Children that includes children in our international and domestic waiting programs. It will also give you access to our references page listed below. Create a guest user account to view kids profiles and secured pages >
Explore Your Agency Options
We serve families across the U.S. With international adoption, it is not uncommon to use two agencies: one agency that is licensed in your state of residence who provides the adoption home study, and a second agency licensed/registered in the country you are adopting from. Explore a list of agencies in your state >
Contact a Reference
While considering which agency you will work with, we recommend that you contact reference families to ask them about their experience. A number of our adoptive families are ready to answer your call or email. You will need to create an account to access this page. Contact a reference family >
Call Waiting International Children at 651-646-6393 or e-mail email@example.com