Important Announcement: Adoption Options Has Closed

As of August 31, 2018, Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey is no longer accepting new families into the Adoption Options program.

This was not an easy decision, given our 70-year history of providing adoption options in New Jersey. However, it has become financially unsustainable to maintain this program and have transferred all open cases to another New Jersey licensed adoption agency.

Leading up to August 31, we worked with our waiting families and assisted them in transitioning to a new agency. We have identified reputable agencies that are able to help our families continue their adoption journey. While this program was the basis for why we started our ministry and is a proud part of our history, our mission is to respond to the changing times and meet the current needs of individuals in New Jersey. It is the mission that guides us and helps to evolve, adapt and to change us into a leading social services organization for the residents of New Jersey.

Adoption Records

For those interested in adoption record information, please contact:

NJ Department of Children and Families
Child Protection and Permanency
Adoption Registry Coordinator
PO Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717
Fax:  609-984-5449

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