LDS Family Services Discontinues Adoption Agency

 LDS Family Services will no longer operate a full-scale adoption agency, instead shifting all of its adoption-related resources to counseling for birth parents and prospective adoptive parents.

"We expect many more LDS families will be able to use this model to adopt" because it will broaden the options for prospective adoptive parents, said David McConkie, the LDS Family Services group manager for Services for Children.

LDS Family Services is a private, nonprofit corporation owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For decades, it has been operating one of the largest, private, nonprofit adoption agencies in the world.

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