LDS Family Services has partnered with Adoption.com to help increase adoption opportunities for LDS families. LDS Family Services will pay for eligible couples to post prospective parent profiles and for LDS individuals to list their adoptive children through February 2016.
“We’re very excited about this relationship,” said LDS Family Services Adoption Group manager David McConkie. “It will open doors that were not previously accessible to many hopeful adoptive parents.”
Mormon Newsroom announced the partnership on Monday, March 2, nine months after the LDS Church closed its full-scale adoption agency.
Adoption.com is one of the leading online adoption services, started by BYU alumnus Nathan Gwiliiam. The site charges $199 a month for adoption listings, but eligible LDS families will be able to post their profiles online with no cost to them.
Gwiliiam began the company in 1997 while still a BYU student. A section of the website, Adoption.com/LDS, is dedicated specifically for LDS people to list a child for adoption and LDS families to find adoptive children. Even though Gwilliam is LDS and began Adoption.com with LDS families in mind, the site is available to members of all faiths.