November is National Adoption Month - we celebrate the many members of our social ministry community who answer the call to love and serve our neighbor by working with children and families in creating permanent, loving homes across the United States.
This year, National Adoption Month focuses on older youth adoption from foster care. The LSA network has a long tradition of serving children, youth and families, including more than 20 organizations that provide adoption services and more than 30 that provide foster care services.
Our social ministry organizations are working together to provide critical services to youth like this in need. We work together to embrace them, lift them up and help them build abundant lives and to know that they are cared for.
There is a significant need for foster parents and families, which are a gift and a calling from God. To find out how you can become a foster home or adoptive family or help provide a brighter holiday for someone in need, please visit our website "find a member" feature to search for a Lutheran social ministry organization near you: http://lserv.imiscloud.com/Members/Membership/Directory/LSA_Members/Directory1.aspx
To read some of the inspiring stories of children served by Lutheran foster care ministries, please visit http://www.lutheranservices.org/content/lsa-celebrates-foster-care-month
For information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including resources, visit https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/.