Looking to Build Your Family Through Adoption?
Lutheran Services Carolinas helps prepare prospective adoptive families for adoption and supports them throughout the adoption process. We also specialize in connecting prospective adoptive parents with individuals who want to make an adoption plan for their unborn child.
We understand the adoption process is full of both joy and anxiety. Our staff will be with you every step of the adoption process, including:
- Providing adoption training on a variety of topics
- Completing pre-placement assessments (adoption home studies) to prepare families to welcome an adoptive child or children into their homes
- Providing support during the adoption process and access to additional community resources
- Acting as liaison between the birth parent(s) and adoptive family
- Providing adoption finalization services to assist adoptive families in achieving permanency with their adoptive child or children.
Prospective adoptive families must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 25 years old (if married, at least one has to be 25)
- LSC welcomes both married couples and single parents. Married couples should be married for at least 2 years at the time of placement
- Have stable housing; you can rent or own your home
- Be financially stable
- Prospective adoptive parents may be working or stay-at-home parents
- Be able to pass a background check going 7 years back
- Any arrest or convictions must be disclosed, and will be considered on a case-by-case basis
- Applicants on probation or parole will not be accepted until they have satisfied the all requirements of the court
- Be able to provide a healthy, loving and nurturing home for a child
- Exhibit adequate health to parent a child
- Applicants with chronic physical or mental health conditions, or life threatening illnesses in their past may be asked to provide verification from a treating physician and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis
- Applicants should disclose any history of substance abuse, sexual abuse, child abuse and/or family violence as a victim
- Applicants with a substantiated history as a perpetrator of child abuse or neglect are automatically disqualified
LSC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.