Couples and individuals considering adopting or placing a child for adoption often wonder what resources, services and professionals are available to them in the Detroit area. Whether you are facing an unplanned pregnancy or hoping to grow your family through adoption, this guide provides the information you need about Detroit adoption agencies, home study providers and more.
For more information about state adoption laws, processes and qualifications, visit our Michigan adoption information page.
Adoption Agencies and Adoption Professionals in Detroit
Whether you choose to work with an adoption attorney or adoption agency, your adoption professional can be a great resource for local adoption information. If you are a prospective adoptive family or birth mother looking for an adoption agency in Detroit, these local and regional professionals
can help you complete your Detroit adoption:
Become a Foster Parent in Detroit
There are many children in Detroit waiting to be adopted and in need of temporary care in the foster system
. If you are considering becoming a foster parent or adding to your family through foster care adoption, these local agencies and resources can provide information about foster care in the Detroit area:
Additional foster care information and resources are available in our Michigan adoption information
and through the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange.
Detroit Home Study Services
Regardless of the adoption or foster care professional you choose to work with, you will need to complete a Michigan home study
before a child can be placed in your care. Whether you are fostering or adopting, the home study ensures you are ready to provide a suitable home for a child.
Information about the home study process is available on our Adoption in Michigan
page. The following home study providers can provide additional information about completing the home study in your area:
- Child & Parent Services
Child & Parent Services is a licensed nonprofit adoption agency that provides post-adoption services and support and facilitates home studies for interstate, attorney-assisted and international adoptions.
- Keane Center for Adoption
The staff at the Keane Center for Adoption routinely complete expert home study and post-placement services for adoptive parents who are working with adoption attorneys, out-of-state agencies and family adoptions.
- All God’s Children
All God’s Children is a Hague accredited agency that offers home study services to Michigan families, including families adopting from another agency.
- Adoption Associates
Adoption Associates completes home studies for families adopting children from countries throughout Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Visit 1800HomeStudy.com to learn more about Michigan home study
Hospitals in Detroit
When the time comes for the adoptive family and birth parents to finally meet their little one, an adoption plan
will be in place to determine the details of the adoption, labor, and delivery process.
If you are a prospective birth mother, your adoption agency will work with you and your delivery hospital to develop and coordinate your hospital plan
. Here are some area hospitals you may be working with:
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
Adoption laws vary by state. For prospective birth parents and adoptive families in Detroit, it may be helpful to understand some Michigan adoption laws, qualifications and processes.
For detailed information about adoption laws in Detroit and throughout the state, visit our Michigan adoption
page. Below, find an overview of some of the areas of adoption that are regulated by state laws.
Laws for Birth Parents:
For birth mothers and fathers, the primary legal process
in adoption is the execution of consent. If you are considering an adoption plan for your baby, you can learn about adoption consent, relinquishment, paternity laws and more here.
Laws for Adoptive Parents:
Many prospective adoptive parents have questions about the laws, rules and qualifications
for adopting a baby in Detroit. Michigan statutes regulate several areas of the adoption, from the qualifications to adopt to the expenses that can be paid by adoptive families. More information about these and other laws and regulations is available here.
The final stage of the legal adoption process is the finalization of the adoption, which will be completed in court. If you are adopting in Detroit, Michigan, find additional information for your county below:
Things to do in Detroit
If your adoption plans include a trip to the Detroit area, either to meet with prospective birth parents or to wait for ICPC paperwork to be processed, consider visiting the following attractions before returning to your home state: