Children don’t ask to be born. They come to life dependent on the grace and guidance of adults. So when adults make poor choices and neglect the most basic responsibilities toward our youth, we must pick up the mantle and provide what they need, to set all children on a path toward a healthy, productive life, supported by community and connected to others.

Some 2,500 children in Michigan yearn for their “forever family” right now.

wives with childrenThrough Samaritas’s Adoption program – Lutheran Adoption Service - you can help a child find a “life-long loving family.” Every child needs love, shelter and guidance. These most basic of provisions are missing for some children, and the older the child, the more dire the circumstances, especially when they come from an abusive or neglectful situation.


Find out how you can become an adoptive parent by calling (248) 663-0697. Help us help every child in Michigan find the love and guidance they need.

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Learn more about adoption with our Adoption FAQs.

November is National Adoption Month!

Learn More About Adopting from Foster Care in Michigan

This November is National Adoption Month, a time to increase national awareness to the need for adoption from foster care. Samaritas offers an adoption program, Lutheran Adoption Service, that works to provide a safe, loving, and stable home for the children in foster care in Michigan. 

National Adoption Month was created to bring attention to the need for permanent families for children in the U.S. foster care system and to support the professionals working to find them homes. The initiative is funded by the Children's Bureau through a partnership with AdoptUSKids and Child Welfare Information Gateway.

The theme for 2018 is "In Their Own Words: Lifting Up Youth Voices;" an effort to informally and formally provide opportunities for young people to share their voice and perspective on adoption and foster care. Hearing from children that have been reunited with their family, have achieved permanency with an adoptive family, or have entered adulthood independently could help educate, inform, and shape current processes and policies on adoption in Michigan and nationwide.

Lutheran Adoption Service Walks Michigan Families through the Adoption Process

Lutheran Adoption Service provides adoption services in Michigan to all people, regardless of faith. Adoption opportunities are not limited to certain family compositions, those who are wealthy, or those with other children. They seek to provide children in foster care with a permanent, secure, and loving family.

Those looking to begin the adoption process during National Adoption Month can make inquiries, attend a 2-hour orientation, and fill out an adoption application to begin the process of giving a child or sibling group a forever home.

Find out how you can become an adoptive parent to a child in need by making an inquiry on the Lutheran Adoption Service website.

About Lutheran Adoption Service

As a jointly owned subsidiary corporation of Samaritas and Wellspring Lutheran Services, Lutheran Adoption Service has found homes for thousands of Michigan foster care youth. They have 10 offices around the state that handle adoptions, including offices in Troy, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Jackson.

About Samaritas

Samaritas is an organization dedicated to helping those in need regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Their diverse staff is dedicated to providing Michigan with services that connect people with families and communities, empowering them to live their fullest life possible. Relational, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs are met through Samaritas’ various programs.

Contact Samaritas

8131 E Jefferson Ave

Detroit, MI 48214

(313) 823-7700

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