ADOPTION OPTIONS - Building Families Since 1948

We offer a multifaceted statewide adoption program, focused on building healthy families and supporting all those touched by adoption.


Adoption Options Testimonials

No one can tell you better than those who have experienced it first-hand. Adoption Options is more than a service we provide — it’s an extension of family. We personally accompany you through every step of the adoption process, while sharing our expertise along the way. Our passion to see families come together and to find children a safe and loving home drives the work that we do.

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Read Our Adoption Stories

Dear Lutheran Social Ministries,
As new, hopeful parents embarking on a journey with uncertainties, LSMNJ provided us invaluable support throughout our entire process. In this age of impersonal business practice, LSMNJ offers a family-like feel that you just don’t come across very often. From start to finish, we were thoroughly impressed with the balanced care extended to child, birth mother and adoptive parents. LSMNJ was there to answer every question and concern along the way and offered caring encouragement in times of doubt. We can’t imagine a better adoption experience and feel incredibly blessed to have become a family with the help of LSMNJ.

Tina & Scott

My wife and I recently adopted our son through your program and are more than pleased! Maryann and Allison made the whole process very simple and relaxing. They both were willing to “hold our hands” through the entire process to make the transition very easy. They made sure there wasn’t a single question or concern unanswered or unresolved and were great to deal with. My wife and I have already decided to use your services again for our next child and would be more than willing to be used as a reference in the future.
Without MaryAnn and Allison our family would not have been completed and for that we are eternally grateful.
Keep up the great work and Big Hearts!

Seth F.

We are reminded of the gift that we were given in becoming parents when we send photos and updates to our daughter’s birth family. We know that she is a gift from God that we received with the help of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey. We feel blessed to have worked with this wonderful agency, whose morals and values concerning the welfare of children and families match ours. We are grateful for all the expertise, guidance, love, and support they shared with us as we walked together on our adoption journey. Throughout the entire process we felt their desire for us to become a family. With warmth and respect they held our hearts and hands, considering each person’s needs as we embraced open adoption. We thank everyone at LSMNJ for making our dream a reality. They are forever a part of our child’s beautiful birth and adoption story; they are forever a part of our family.
Don and Ann

Update to "It’s Really Nice Having a Family"

Our four boys have been home for over two years now and the joy that they bring my husband and I on a daily basis is immeasurable. They make us smile, laugh, give us a sense of wonder and an innocent perspective of looking at life that is so refreshing. All of our sons are involved in the Boy Scouts as well as soccer and they are excelling in school. My husband and I thank God for them, the love and fulfillment they bring to our lives.
AnnMarie and Brian