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Lutheran Family Services prepares to celebrate 120 Years

Statewide human care organization began as orphanages


Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) is throwing parties for its 120th birthday – and it wants everyone whose family grew with LFS to come!

LFS began as two orphanages in 1892, and since then thousands of children have found their families through adoption and foster care services.   Families are spread all over the state, and LFS hopes to invite all of them to the celebrations.

“We know there are adoptees, adoptive parents, adoptive grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins… in just about every Nebraska community,” says Ruth Henrichs, President and CEO.  “I’m approached all the time by people who have family ties to LFS.   We would love to have them join us!”

To make the events even more special, LFS is creating a special reunion opportunity with many of the placement counselors and case workers who placed children in their homes.  Marti Wilson, for example, has been with LFS for 35 years and helped find homes for hundreds of children.  She’ll be a special guest at this event.

LFS will hold two Faith in Action Celebration Events – one in Omaha, and one in Central Nebraska.  The Omaha event will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012.  The Central Nebraska event is pending, but will likely be held over the summer. 

For now, LFS is collecting names and contact information of families who adopted a child or grandchild, or those who were adopted through LFS.  Please send your story to info@lfsneb.org or call Anna at 402-591-5063 and let us know that you were part of the LFS adoption program.

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska has grown into a statewide, community-based organization which impacts over 35,000 individuals annually, from 31 offices in 18 cities in the areas of behavioral health, children services and community services.  More at www.lfsneb.org.




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