Adoption Resources

United States only

adopted baby holding adoptive parent's hand

Who We Are

LDS Family Services is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As such, we follow Church welfare principles.

Current Services Offered by LDS Family Services

LDS Family Services provides consultation and referral services to prospective adoptive parents who are living in the United States and who are referred by their bishop or branch president. A consultation can help you find legal help, home study services, and placement services. 

The agency also maintains a website of prospective adoptive couples that meet the eligibility criteria. This website is primarily used by LDS Family Services staff in working with single expectant parents who are making an adoption plan for their child and are searching for an LDS adoptive couple. While the numbers of single expectant parents visiting this site fluctuates, it is generally a small number.

Community Services

Adoptive couples may seek the following services from community resources:

  • Pre-adoption education
  • Adoption home study
  • Placement services
  • Post-placement services
  • Legal services

If needed, LDS Family Services can consult with you to find a community service provider in your area.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to include your profile on the LDS Family Services site (managed by adoption.com/lds), you must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently live in the United States of America.
  • Have an endorsement from your bishop or branch president.
  • Be sealed in the temple.
  • Maintain current temple recommends.
  • Have a current adoption home study.

Once you meet the screening criteria, you will be able to publish your profile on the adoption.com/lds site at no cost. 

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