These are things to consider when thinking about adoption:
Expectant parents can meet our adoption coordinator, discuss and consider an adoption plan while receiving ongoing support, all through our free birth parent counseling.
Married Christian couples who are stable and who want to grow their family can receive guidance through the adoptive process.
LCFS will act as the go-between and guide to both the birth parents and adoptive parents every step of the way. The goal of this process is to provide aid, relief and support to someone experiencing a crisis pregnancy, to grow a waiting family with the gift of a new baby, and to give that baby the possibility of a successful future.
LCFS works with established international adoption agencies to help adoptive families locate infants available for adoption. Through such partnerships, LCFS facilitates international connections across the world.
With guidance and support, adoptive parents provide permanency for children living in understaffed orphanages and foster homes. The goal is that these children will be placed with loving, “forever” families that are supported by their family and community.
When a parent asks a relative to assume the full responsibilities of parenting, adoption may be considered. These adoptions often formalize or make permanent a family arrangement that already exists for the child.
In some marriages, there may be children from a previous relationship who have an absent or neglectful biological parent. In such situations, a stepparent adoption might be appropriate. In court, the parental rights of one biological parent are terminated. Afterward, a separate court hearing allows the stepparent to legally adopt the child. Stepparent adoption is a good idea because it protects the rights of the stepparent and gives them the legal right to raise the child if something should happen to the biological parent. It also gives a child the message that the stepparent wants to make their relationship permanent and legal.
Regardless of the type of adoption you are considering, our goal is always to provide the best possible outcome for all involved, especially the baby. To schedule a confidential appointment use the form below, or call us at (414) 536-8333 or (800) 291-4513. You can also send a confidential email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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