All adoptive families pursuing adoption through New Life Family Services are required to meet the following agency criteria for adoption:

  • Applicants’ ages shall be a maximum of 45 years of age and minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Applicants live within 50 miles of the Richfield office or 75 miles of the Rochester NLFS offices.
  • Applicants are residents of Minnesota for at least six months by the time of Preliminary Application.
  • Applicants shall be in good emotional, physical and financial health.
  • Applicants are married for at least two years and able to verify marriage.
  • The most recent addition to the applicant’s family has been in the home for at least 12 months.
  • Applicants subscribe to New Life Family Services’ Statement of Faith and Statement of Personal Faith (see below).

Statement of Personal Faith

New Life Family Services also requires that applicants to the adoption program subscribe to the following:

I trust Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and the Lord of my life. I trust in Him alone for the forgiveness of my sins and for the fulfillment of all His promises to me. While I strive to live a godly life and obey God’s law, I believe His gift of salvation is based solely on His grace and mercy and is not the result of human deeds or goodness. Through faith in Jesus Christ and acceptance of His forgiveness, I am promised the assurance of eternal life with God.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

“For it is by grace you been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:23-24

About New Life Family Services

At New Life Family Services, we compassionately open our doors and our hearts to women and men who believe abortion is the “only” solution to an unplanned pregnancy. Through practical and spiritual counsel, we provide education and support with the hope each client will make a life-affirming decision for their unborn child.

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