Detroit Adoption & Foster Care Resources
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 DetroitWhether 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 DetroitThere 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:
- Ennis Center for Children
- Lutheran Social Services of Michigan
- Orchards Children’s Services
- Judson Center
Detroit Home Study ServicesRegardless 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: Near Detroit:
- Child & Parent Services 248-646-7790 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 313-277-4664 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 800-214-6719 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 800-677-2367 Adoption Associates completes home studies for families adopting children from countries throughout Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Hospitals in DetroitWhen 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:
- Henry Ford Bloomfield Hospital 6777 W. Maple Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322 800-436-7936
- Hutzel Women’s Hospital 3980 John R Detroit, MI 48201 313-745-6035
- Beaumont Hospital – Dearborn 18101 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124 313-593-7000
- Beaumont Hospital – Trenton 5450 Fort Street Trenton, MI 48183 734-671-3800
- Beaumont Hospital – Wayne 33155 Annapolis Street Wayne, MI 48184 734-467-4000
- DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital 1 William Carls Drive Commerce, Mi 48382 248-937-3300
Adoption Laws and QualificationsAdoption 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. County Courts 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:
- Genesee County
- Lapeer County
- Lenawee County
- Livingston County
- Maycomb County
- Monroe County
- Oakland County
- Clair County
- Washtenaw County
- Wayne County