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Lutheran Service Society of New York’s


Every child deserves a loving, healthy family

Overview of

The Lutheran Service Society of New York (LSS of NY)  is a full service adoption agency offering support, education and services to children, families and birth parents. LSS of NY has been  authorized to perform adoption services in New York State since 1905.  

We provide  counseling and placement services for birth parents who  decide to  make an adoption plan for their child.

For families looking to adopt, we provide home study, education, post-placement, and support services.

LSS of NY is  a Hague accredited Primary Provider, working with the country of Poland to place orphaned children with approved US families. In addition to placing basically healthy children from Poland, LSS of NY is encouraging  the adoption of older children and children with Down Syndrome.

Our  dedicated  and professional staff are here to guide you through each part of the adoption process.  They will help you explore all your options so you can make an informed decision about your adoption journey.

Hague Reaccreditation Public Comment Opportunity

The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting body approved by the United States Department of State to conduct Hague accreditation and approval reviews, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague accreditation or approval or renewal of Hague accreditation or approval. You may provide comment by clicking on:


Jolie R. Giardino, LCSW-R

Clinical Supervisor

Adoption Supervisor

Susan Lichtenthal

Executive Director

The Lutheran Service Society of New York

6680 Main Street

Williamsville, NY  14221

Phone: 716-631-9212

Fax: 716-631-9209

Email: info@lssofny.org