In June 2014, LDS Family Services announced they would no longer function as an adoption agency. Instead, the LDS Church has agreed to work with Adoption.com, the world’s top adoption website, which has a section specific to LDS couples.
As part of the agreement, LDS Family Services will have Adoption.com post profiles for eligible couples through the end of February 2016. This means LDS couples looking to adopt can use the Adoption.com site—which normally costs $199/month per family—until February 2016 at no charge. Following that date, members will be able receive a substantial discount to use the site.
“Any family that meets some basic criteria can be eligible to take advantage of this new program, which will give them so much more exposure than we’ve ever done,” says David McConkie, LDS Family Services adoption group manager.
The criteria are: 1. Be sealed in the temple to your spouse, 2. Have current temple recommends, 3. Get a Bishop’s recommendation and 4. Complete an approved home study.
CEO and founder of the Adoption.com, Nathan Gwilliam, says the site has recently undergone a complete upgrade, which will increase the functionality and ease of use, “With this new deal … we added a wall very similar to Facebook where you can post text and photos and videos. We created a section that we call ‘Favorites’ and it works just like Pinterest.”
To see more about how the site works, visit adoption.com/lds.