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Adoption Resources

Public Agencies

About 15 percent of all adoptions in the United States involve the placement of children from the public welfare system. Contact your county or state social service agency about children who may be available for adoption or currently cared for in a foster home.

Private Agencies

Around 40 percent of all adoptions are handled through private agencies. The national office of Christian Life Resources receives occasional inquiries from prospective adoptive parents and birth mothers. When those inquiries arrive we offer the following responses:
  • We provide a reference to the Independent Adoption Network. This network contact helps birth mothers place a child for adoption in the home of a family within the fellowship of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and Evangelical Lutheran Synod; and
  • On request we send out the booklet: Adoption: A Practical Guide through the Adoption Procedure. This resource, developed by the staff of Christian Life Resources in conjunction with representatives of the Independent Adoption Network, helps inquiring couples understand the process for adoption.
  • As an agency or as individual staff members we have had positive experiences with the following two agencies: Bethany Christian Services
    901 Eastern Avenue NE
    P.O. Box 294
    Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0294
    Phone: 616-224-7416
    Website: Lifelink Corporation
    331 South York Road
    Bensenville, IL 60106-2600
    Phone: 630-766-3570
    Website: Other qualified professional agencies can certainly be considered. Please share your positive and negative experiences with us, and we will add your experiences to our repertoire of referrals.
    Clearly Caring Magazine, Nov/Dec 2007, Vol. 27, No. 6

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