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.

  • 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


  • Jeff & Mary

    Hello! We are Jeff and Mary, we live in Southeast South Dakota with our son Max; he can’t wait to be a big brother! Together, we spend the majority our time going to the park, playing games, and hanging out with extended family and friends. We are praying for you and want you to know that our hearts and our home are filled with love. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.
    Child Ethnicity: Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian
    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.