- Adopting a Child in Michigan
MARE provides general information on how to adopt a child in Michigan.
- Adoption FAQs
Frequently asked questions and answers about adoption process in Michigan.
- Adoption Navigator
Adoption Navigators are experienced adoptive parents who can provide support and guidance to adoptive parents who are new to the process. Contact MARE for more information.
- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for state of Michigan
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT adoption laws in Michigan.
- Pre-Service Training Information
DHS provides information on PRIDE pre-service training classes.
- Private Foster Care Adoption Agencies
MARE compiled a list of private foster care adoption agencies in Michigan organized by county.
- Public and Private Agency Search
Public and private foster care adoption agencies in Michigan.
- Adoption Information
Adoption Information by state
- Understanding Michigan’s Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
- DHS Adoption Services
DHS provides an overview of adoption services
- Home Study Requirements (See bottom of page for providers)
Information on the Home study program and requirements
Searching for Children
- MARE Meet & Greets
Information on MARE’s Match Parties. Adoptive parents can meet waiting children and their social workers during match parties.
- Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange
Photo listing featuring waiting children in Michigan.
- WWK Recruiters
Scroll down and click on Michigan to view contact information for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting Michigan children.
- Heart Gallery Of America
Photo lists of waiting children
- ICPC Information
Provides general information about ICPC process in Michigan, including contact information for state ICPC offices.
Post-Adoption Support & Resources
- Adoption Assistance
Select Michigan to view more information on adoption assistance in the state of Michigan, courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.
- Adoption Subsidy Payments
DHS provides general information on adoption subsidy payments.
- Forms and Publications
General forms and publications courtesy of DHS. Documents include information on getting started with adoption, adoption subsidy, medical subsidy, reimbursement of nonrecurring adoption expenses, and adoption records information.
- Michigan Adoption Assistance Program
Guide to Michigan’s Adoption Assistance Program.
- Post-Adoption Support Resource Centers
List of contacts for post-adoption support for families and children.
- State Subsidy Information
NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in Michigan.
- Attachment and Trauma Specialists
A list of local therapists that specialize in working with attachment and trauma related issues.
- Behavioral care treatment centers
A list of local treatment centers for behavioral care
- Adoption Therapists
A list of local therapists that specialize in adoption
- Child Care Resources
A compiled list of child-care resources
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs
A list of local treatment centers specializing in child abuse treatment
- Counseling Resources
A compiled list of counseling resources
- Kid Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in treating children
- Kinship Care
Kinship programs and information
- Medical Resources
Health and medical resources
- NPEN National Parenting Education Network
A list of programs by state
- NOFAS FASD Support
State resources and support group information
- Trauma Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in trauma related issues.
- Online Support Groups
A list of online support group resources
- Post-Adoption Questions and Answers
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding adoption
- Special Health Care Needs
Resources for parents of children with special health care needs.
Events and Activities
- Cultural Events
- Summer Activities
A listing of local activities
- Events Calendar
A list of upcoming foster and adoption related events in Michigan, courtesy of MARE.