Search Services

Are you hoping to learn more about a biological parent or a child you placed for adoption?  Are you interested in making contact with a long-lost family member?

If you were involved in an adoption through Lutheran Social Services of Montana, we offer the following services:

For Birthparents

  • Information about your biological child at the time of birth through the time of adoptive finalization (usually about 6 months)
  • Any current information that the child that might have shared with us to pass on to birthparents
  • Non-identifying information about the adoptive family

For Adoptees and Adoptive Parents

  • Medical information regarding the child’s birth
  • Heritage information about the biological parents
  • Any current information that the birth parents might have shared with us to pass on to the adopted child
  • Non-identifying information about the birth parents and their families

Search/Reunion Services

For a fee, Lutheran Social Services provides assistance in locating LSS adoption family members for the purpose of exchanging information or reunification.   Adoptees requesting this service must be at least 18 years old, or must make the request through their adoptive parents.  Birthparents  of a child who is 18 or older may also request that LSS attempt to contact the other party to offer reunion or an exchange of information.

LSS respects the confidentiality and privacy of all parties involved in the search process, and we make every effort to ensure that one person’s desire to reconnect does not infringe on the rights of another.

For more information about our search services, please call Dia Hollinger at (406) 752-8847.