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Family, Youth, and Children's Services

Adoption Services

The first accredited Lutheran adoption agency in the area, Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA), has supported growing families for decades. As a licensed adoption agency in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, we provide home study and post-placement visits for domestic and international adoptions for families and individuals within a 50-mile radius of the Greater Washington D.C. area.

If you are interested in having a home or post-placement study or would like more information on the child placement process, please fill out our adoption inquiry form.

Fee information is available here.

LSSNCA also assists with Break the Seal services for those looking for their birth parent or child. We provide comprehensive post-adoption search services for individuals who were adopted through LSSNCA or made their adoption plan with our agency. If you are looking to reconnect with your biological family, our services are confidential and counseling is available.

Services include:

  • Non-identifying background reports.
  • Search and reunion for birth parents and adoptees in closed adoptions.

The adoption search and reunion process varies depending on the jurisdiction in which the adoption was finalized. Contact the LSSNCA D.C. office (202-723-3000, ext. 282) or fill out the adoption inquiry form for more information.


  • Deena and Matt Thompson, Adoptive Parents
    Deena and Matt Thompson, Adoptive Parents

    "Adoption has become a beautiful path to grow our family and share our love with another person. Each day is a new adventure with our sweet baby girl."

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