Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota

Adoptive Parent Profiles

Adoptive Parent Profiles

If you decide to make an adoption plan for your child, you will have the opportunity to choose the adoptive family. Following are a just a few profiles of families wishing to adopt through Lutheran Social Services. For additional profiles, please contact LSS Adoption Services toll free at 888-201-5061 or email Dede Mogck, LSS Director of Pregnancy Counseling and Adoption Services at adoptionprofile@lsssd.org.

  • Josh & Sara

    Hi! We’re Josh and Sara from Western South Dakota. We love spending time with our family and friends and playing with our nieces and nephews. We also enjoy outdoor activities, visiting museums and local attractions, and going to the movies. We are excited to expand our family through adoption and thank you for your consideration. We cannot pretend to know how you are feeling at this juncture in your life; and extend our thoughts and prayers in support. We understand you are searching for a loving home for your child and hope we can be a part of your journey.
    Child Ethnicity: no preference
    Current Family Structure: Married, no children
    Region: Western SD


  • Brian & Susan

    Hello, We are Brian, Susan and Dominic and we live in Southeast South Dakota. Thank you for looking at our profile during this time of many choices. We are a fun and outgoing family that loves to go to the pool, go skiing, practice archery, go to the movies, participate in festivals, travel and play with our dogs. We are excited for the opportunity to welcome another little one into our family. Dominic is also looking forward to being a big brother to another sibling. He loves to play with other kids and is a source of constant entertainment at home. We hope that by looking though these pages you can get a feeling of what life would be like for your child if they were to become a member of our family. If you believe that the life we lead and the life we have given our son is the life you would like your baby to have, we would be excited and honored to love your child with our whole hearts and make the child our own.
    Child Ethnicity: no preference
    Current Family Structure: Married, one child
    Region: Southeast SD


  • Ruben Dan & Danette

    Hello! We live in Central South Dakota. We enjoy spending time with our families and exploring the outdoors. Some of our favorite activities include: hiking, kayaking, camping and skiing. Many evenings we cook dinner together and reflect on our day. We would love for your child to join our family and we are keeping you in our thoughts. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us through our portfolio.
    Child Ethnicity: no preference
    Current Family Structure: Married, no children
    Region: Central SD


  • Mark & Wendy

    Hi! We are Mark and Wendy and live in Southeast South Dakota. In 2011 we adopted our daughter Sophie, who brings us more joy than we could have ever hoped. Our family loves things like going to the pool or the park, going for a bike ride, making crafts, hanging out with friends, or making a trip to see family. We are so excited to grow our family with a little brother or sister for Sophie! Thank you for giving us the chance to share a little bit about ourselves on these pages. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers in this very difficult time in your life!
    Child Ethnicity: Caucasian
    Current Family Structure: Married, one child
    Region: Southeast SD


  • Jared & Sarah

    Hello! We are a loving, Christian family that lives in a small town in South Central South Dakota. Thank you for looking at our profile. We want you to know that we are praying for you! We have one child, Timothy, and enjoy taking him to the park, the Black Hills, and playing outside. We spend our time gardening, fishing, quilting, and hanging out with our extended family and friends.
    Child Ethnicity: no preference
    Current Family Structure: Married, one child
    Region: South Central SD



Experiencing an unplanned pregnancy can be scary and stressful.
We can help.

The decision to make a parenting plan or an adoption plan can be difficult. At LSS, we can provide some valuable tools to assist you in making a plan that meets your needs as well as the needs of your child. Below you will find a Decision Making Tool that may be helpful.

Please contact us if you would like more information on any of the families by calling toll free 888-201-5061 or email Dede Mogck, LSS Director of Pregnancy Counseling and Adoption Services at adoptionprofile@lsssd.org. LSS also has experienced pregnancy counselors who can help you make a decision that is best for you and your baby. LSS provides free, confidential, non-judgmental counseling.