Public Adoption Services | LSS of Wisconsin
LSSWis - Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan
We’re glad you’re interested in exploring the adoption process. We believe every adoption is a miracle of love. LSS has proudly served the community and assisted with adoptions for more than 100 years and we continue to strengthen families through Wisconsin and Upper Michigan through public adoption and foster care.
As LSS prepares for the future, it became clear that while adoption services is an incredibly impactful program, there are other agencies better positioned to provide capable care to waiting families. We have selected Holt International to transition our domestic private adoption program in the coming months. LSS has partnered with Holt for many years and we are confident in their abilities. Four of our adoption case managers also will transition to Holt International along with our waiting families ensuring seamless care and services during this change.
LSS will continue to provide adoption services in the state of Wisconsin through public adoption. LSS works in partnership with the State of Wisconsin to place children from the foster care system into loving adoptive homes.
We  encourage you to call Holt directly at 630-754-4500 .  Please state you are calling from Wisconsin as this is an Office of Holts in IL, but connected to the staff here in WI.
   

 Public Adoption

We work in partnership with the State of Wisconsin Public Adoption Program to place children from the foster care system into loving adoptive homes.

There are a number of children in Wisconsin waiting to be adopted. Efforts are made to find an adoptive family that best meets the needs of a child, when it is not safe for the child to live with their birth parents. It may take time to find the appropriate family that can provide the extra measure of patience, acceptance, caring and understanding of the child's needs because of a history of trauma and neglect. 

Children who are waiting for a family may come from a variety of situations. Many children are currently living in foster homes. It may be their first placement after being moved from their family of origin, or it may be one in a series of moves the child has experienced. 

Please visit the Department of Children and Families to determine your local contact to get started. 

Post-Adoption Services

We realize that adopting a child is just the start of an exciting new life phase. To make that transition as smooth as possible, we offer many support services for adoptive parents. 

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Suite 2275
West Allis, WI 53214
414-246-2300

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