A child becomes available for adoption when biological parents are considered unfit to have their children return home after being in foster care.
There are 3,000 children in Michigan who have gone through the foster care system and are in need of a loving forever family.

STEPS TO ADOPTION

Contact the Experts at Child Safe Michigan

Call 248-353-0921 and ask for an adoption specialist or email us at adoptions@childsafemichigan.org.

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Attend Adoption Orientation Training

Register today to get started with our detailed monthly scheduling for adoption orientation training.

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Submit Application and Fingerprint Clearance

The proper documentation will be provided to you with detailed instructions during the foster care orientation.

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COMPLETE HOME ASSESSMENT

Collect all documentation, physical assessments of your home, and interviews with home members.

Make Inquiry on MARE

Once you have an approved home assessment you can make inquiries on MARE.

MARE INQUIRIES

ADOPTION FAQ

Not at all, there is very little cost to adopt a child through Michigan’s foster care system. The only costs are around a total of $250 for a court filing and new Michigan birth certificate.

No, single individuals can adopt a child. However, unmarried couples, regardless of sexual orientation, have to choose one person to legally adopt the child per current Michigan laws.

You can view all the children in Michigan who need a permanent, loving home by visiting the Michigan Adoption Resource Website:

http://www.mare.org/ForFamilies/ViewWaitingChildren.aspx

You can send an email to adoptions@childsafemichigan.org or call 248-353-0921 and ask for the adoptions department. We look forward to helping you adopt!

NEXT STEP: CONTACT MONIQUE

To contact our Adoption Supervisor, Monique Jackson, email mjackson@childsafemichigan.org or contact us.