You say it best!

By personal letter, e-mail, phone call, or letter-to-the-editor, people who know us best take the time to share their stories about how we've changed lives for the better.


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 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. They lovingly held our hearts and hands considering each person’s needs as we embraced open adoption. We thank everyone at LSM/NJ for making our dream a reality. They are forever part of our child’s birth and adoption story; they are forever a part of our family.

Ann Basile and Don Ballai
West Windsor, NJ

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