Early Beginnings

The Village Family Service Center offers creative adoption opportunities to help parents understand options and make decisions that are right for them.

Early Beginnings

Pregnancy counselors will meet clients anywhere in North Dakota for no cost to help make a life plan that's best for the parents and the baby.

Early Beginnings

Healthy Families is a home visitation program. Family Support Specialists offer education, support and assistance to young families on topics such as parenting, child development and ways to reduce family stressors during the critical transition of welcoming a new child to the family.

Through the collaboration of private and public agencies in the Grand Forks, Bismarck, Dickinson and Watford City areas, this impactful program provides support services to families at a critical transition time – when they are welcoming a new child to their family.

Early Beginnings

Growing Futures is a statewide workforce registry designed specifically for individuals who work in early care and education.


Early Beginnings

At times raising children is like sailing in rough waters. Lutheran Social Services Family Coaching Specialists help parents raise thriving children by

supporting them through those rough spots.

Children learn important life skills over time through supportive relationships with caregivers. Just like navigating by the stars or finding the closest harbor in a storm, there are resources available to

guide families and to help children develop skills.

So many factors can make it hard for parents to navigate family life. We support families by helping focus attention on what children need to prosper. Together, with parents and children, we will explore the possibilities and find solutions.


Early Beginnings

Are you searching for your biological parent or sibling or for a child placed for adoption?


The Village Family Service Center offers Post-Adoption Search and Disclosure Services to help adopted adults, birth siblings, and birth parents establish contact with one another that is mutually agreed upon. These services can also help adopted adults receive non-identifying information from the adoption record, such as physical descriptions of birth families and their education, interests, and health.

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