Adoption Options

Building Families Since 1948

Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey began with the establishment of an orphanage in Jersey City in 1904. We have been a licensed adoption agency since 1948. We offer a multi-faceted statewide adoption program, focused on building healthy families and supporting all those touched by adoption. We are dedicated to serving all people regardless of faith, income, race, and marital status. We provide compassionate, caring services for all those involved in the adoption process.

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Our Services

  • Infant, Older Child, Identified, and Relative (ACI) Adoptions
  • Birth Parent Services
  • Home Studies
  • Pre & Post-Placement Services
  • Search and Reunion Services
  • Counseling, Support Groups, and Training

How to Begin Your Adoption Journey

  • Request our information packet
  • Attend our free information meeting and have your questions answered in person
  • Request an adoption application
  • Contact Us or call (800) 458.0651

24 Hour Hotline for Birth Mothers

  • Call or text (888) 325.6621 to talk to a counselor