Saturday, July 12, 2014
From the Salt Lake Tribune:
LDS Family Services still will work with couples who want to adopt and with pregnant women — but as professional counselors, not adoption brokers.
"As a traditional adoption agency, it’s not working out for us," said David M. McConkie, manager of services for children at LDS Family Services.
At the heart of the decision is a trend that forced LDS Family Services to reassess how it can best serve Mormons: the fact that few unwed mothers give up their babies for adoption anymore.
Thirty years ago, 15 percent of single pregnant teenagers and young women chose adoption. Today, it’s 1 percent nationally and perhaps slightly higher in Utah, McConkie said.
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