Application Process

New Life Family Services is a Christian non-profit social service agency that has been licensed by the State of Minnesota since 1980 to provide adoption and foster care services. It is the conviction of New Life Family Services that a Christ-centered home is a key foundation in preparing a child to become a healthy and whole adult as well as providing answers to questions that may arise out of the adoption experience. We invite you to read our Statement of Faith to learn more about what we believe.

New Life’s adoption philosophy is to provide families for children, not children for families. For this reason, we feel it is important to support expectant parents throughout the adoption process as well. We provide full and limited adoption services to both expectant parents and adoptive parents through a unique, two-worker model that provides each party with their own social worker throughout the entire adoption process. New Life also provides home studies for embryo adoption in collaboration with both the Snowflakes program through Nightlight Christian Adoption Agency, and the National Embryo Donation Center.

New Families

If you are interested in adopting through New Life Family Services and this is your first time, your first step is to submit your Preliminary Application. and a $50 non-refundable processing fee. Carefully complete all requested information as failure to do so will delay the processing of your application. Please note that both spouses must respond individually to the questions on the application. Preliminary Applications must be approved prior to being invited to one of our scheduled Information Meetings. Attendance at this meeting is required for all couples pursuing adoption through New Life.

Returning Families

If you have adopted through New Life in the past, and are interested in adopting again through New Life, please contact the Administrative Social Worker at 612-746-5658. You will then receive the Application for Adoption of Additional Child. Carefully complete all requested information as failure to do so will delay the processing of your application. Please note that both husband and wife must respond individually to the questions on the application. Your Application for Adoption of Additional Child must be approved prior to attending an Informational Meeting. Attendance at the Information Meeting is required with each new adoption.  The Home Study fee is reduced to $2000 for returning New Life families if the family returns within two years of the most recent adoption.

Embryo Adoption

New Life Family Services partners with Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program through Nightlight Christian Adoptions and the National Embryo Donation Center to provide home studies and post-placement services for embryo adoption.  In addition, our adoption workers also offer limited counseling services to those considering embryo donation or embryo adoption at a rate of $7500 per hour.  If you live in Minnesota and are interested in adopting embryos, you will also start by submitting a Preliminary Application and a $50 non-refundable processing fee. Carefully complete all requested information as failure to do so will delay the processing of your application. Please note that both spouses must respond individually to the questions on the application. The Director of Adoption will contact you after your application has been received to further discuss the process. You do not need to attend New Life’s Adoption Information Meeting for this program.

About New Life Family Services

At New Life Family Services, we compassionately open our doors and our hearts to women and men who believe abortion is the “only” solution to an unplanned pregnancy. Through practical and spiritual counsel, we provide education and support with the hope each client will make a life-affirming decision for their unborn child.

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