Domestic Adoption

Domestic Adoption refers to adopting children in the United States. There are various ways to adopt in the US, including:

Agency Adoption

  • Potential match with a birth mother who came to LFCS for assistance in adoption
  • Complete services as described
  • Fees based on a sliding scale
  • View some of our Families Waiting to Adopt

Private or Independent Adoption

  • Potential match not made by LFCS
  • Services provided by request upon contract with LFCS

Relative or Kinship Adoption or Guardianship

  • Child may be in formal foster care, or the plan can be between relatives or kin
  • Home study required: requirements may be relaxed due to the relationship between the child and the caregiver
  • Subsidy may be available

Children from the Foster Care System

  • Children in formal foster care due to Abuse or Neglect
  • No fees associated with the adoption
  • Formal training is required by the state, called STARS and Spaulding
  • Subsidy may be available to assist with the cost incurred with the adoption
  • Here are profiles of some of our Children Waiting for Adoption


CLICK HERE to view Families Waiting to Adopt

CLICK HERE to view Children Waiting to be Adopted

CLICK HERE  for an Adoption Application & Information

You can CONTACT US by email or call 314-787-5100 or 866-326-LFCS (5327)