Newbie With Question About Michigan Adoption Agencies


We are just starting to research adoption and don't even know where to start.  I am looking for any advice on agencies in Michigan that people have worked with and been satisfied with. Any other words of advice for a beginner would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Re: Newbie With Question About Michigan Adoption Agencies

  • The ones I have looked at here in MI are:

    Bethany Christian in Madison Heights

    Morning Star in Royal Oak 

    Catholic Social Services - different agency for each county - Macomb, Oakland, and Washtenaw.  There might also be agency for Lansing area.

    Adoption Associates in Southfield area

    They all offer free informational seminars.


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  • We're working with Adoption Associates in Farmington Hills.  Their main office is in Jenison.  We have a home study on file with them and have been waiting just over 3 months now. 

    If you have any specific questions let me know. :)

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  • Hi, and welcome!

    I am in the process of an international adoption, and don't have any specific information about adopting in Michigan to offer, but I thought the following background information could help you.

    I think books like "Adoption for Dummies" or "The Complete Idiot's Guide To Adoption" are a great place to get started.  They provide lots of basic information on adoption, the different types, the process, and how to research an agency.  Another good book is "The Complete Adoption Book."  It sounds like you are considering domestic infant adoption, and these books will help you decide if that truly is the type of adoption which best ?fits? your family.  They will also give you a basic understanding of how the process works and things to look for (and look out for) along the way.

    Assuming you then continue along the domestic path, you?ll need to find a good agency.  I highly recommend researching any agency you are considering to make sure it abides by ethical standards.  For domestic agencies, a great place to look them up is on the yahoo group called "AARD" (Adoption Agency Research ? Domestic).  That group is dedicated to giving honest feedback on agencies.  You can ask about the agencies you are interested in directly, and also search their archives and files.

    Best of luck to you and your family as you grow through adoption!

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