Lutheran Service Society of New York

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At LSS of NY we believe that every child deserves a healthy, loving family.  Our Adoption services help make this a reality for some children.

The Adoption Program formally began in 1905.  At that time, finding loving, Christian homes for “local born children” was the focus of the adoption program.  

In 1962, we began working with other agencies to find homes for “foreign born children”. LSS of NY performed the home studies and identified  families that would provide a healthy, loving home for these children.

In 2003, LSS began placing orphaned children living in Poland.

The Poland Adoption program focused on placing young basically healthy children. In 2012, the focus expanded to finding families for older children (Never Too Late)  and children born with down syndrome (Olivia’s Hope).

Today we continue to work with birth parents who choose to make an adoption plan for their child, with families who want to adopt either locally or internationally, and with the country of Poland to find loving healthy families for orphaned children of all ages and needs.

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