Michigan Foster Care and Adoption

Adoption in Michigan

Thanks to the unique partnership between public and private agencies responsible for adoption planning and placement of foster children Michigan has been recognized as a leader for the innovative approach to adoption and high adoptive placement rates.

There are approximately 3,000 Michigan foster children available for adoption at any given time, and adoption in Michigan can be done through a child-placing agency. Potential adoptive families can find agencies that can facilitate an adoption with the help of The Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE).

The legal process of adoption includes the following steps:

  • The prospective adoptive parent petitions the court of the county where the child is found or where the adoptive parent resides to adopt a specific child.
  • The petition and other legal forms are normally accompanied by a consent signed by the parent, a child placing agency, a court or the DHS, depending on the type of adoption.
  • The court orders an investigation to assure that the interests of the adoptee are protected.
  • Following receipt of a completed report of investigation and satisfied that the adoptee’s best interests are served, the court will issue an order terminating the rights of the parent, the child placing agency, court or the DHS. The court makes the adoptee a ward of the court, and orders placement in adoption, and assigns a child placing agency, the DHS or an agent of the court to supervise/monitor the adoptive placement.
  • Six months after the placement, or longer if the court finds it in the adoptee’s best interest, the court will enter an order of adoption. The order of adoption completes the process.

People who want to adopt or foster don’t have to be married. Only one parent of a non married couple can legally adopt a child in Michigan. Michigan permits single LGBTQ adoption but prohibits joint adoption. In these cases, one parent would be identified as the “primary adopting parent.”

Adoptive parents don’t have to own their own home to adopt or foster a child. A rented house or apartment is fine, as long as there is adequate bedroom space per child and the home is free from health and fire hazards.

Families interested in adopting will need to have a Family Assessment or a home study completed. Spouses or live-in-partners are also required to participate in the homestudy process as well as attend the P.R.I.D.E. (Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education) training series.

Adoption Attorneys in Michigan

Goetting Corrado Law Group, P.C.

The Law Office of Dion Roddy

Kathryn Wayne-Spindler & Associates

Conklin Law Firm

The Cronin Law Firm

Willis Law

LeFevre & LeFevre, P.L.L.C.

Iafrate & Salassa PC

Law Offices of Kevin R. Lynch P.L.C.

Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, P.L.C.

Foster Care in Michigan

Approximately 13,000 Michigan children are in foster care at any given time.

Anyone applying to become a foster parent must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • complete a licensing application
  • complete background clearances for all adult household members
  • provide medical statements for all household members
  • have an environmental inspection (when applicable)
  • provide three acceptable references
  • pass on-site visits to the home by the licensing worker

Every licensed foster parent needs to complete 12 hours of PRIDE training.

Below you can find names, summaries, and contact information for agencies providing adoption and foster care services and helpful information.

1:17 Center for Global Adoption

The 1:17 Center for Global Adoption is a 501c(3), Hague accredited, Michigan licensed child-placing agency. The agency has extensive experience in each type of domestic adoptions, including a private placement, a direct placement, an agency placement, a step-parent adoption, a relative adoption, a guardianship adoption, as well as currently provides international adoption services in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They also complete adoption home studies throughout Michigan for families who are completing their adoption with an out-of-state agency.

10850 E. Traverse Highway, Suite 2292
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (231) 668-7884
Email: info@117center.org

Adoption Advocates

Adoption Advocates Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit evaluation and child-placing agency, licensed by the State of Michigan. The agency provides home studies, education classes, adoption counseling as well as post-placement services for Michigan families who want to adopt both internationally and domestically.

218 S. Main St.
Rockford, Michigan 49341
Phone: (616) 866-8223
Email: adoptionadvocates@charter.net

Adoption Associates, Inc.

Adoption Associates, Inc. is a child placing agency licensed by the State of Michigan, Hague Accredited through the Council on Accreditation, also having Accreditation in China and Certification of Registration and License in Ethiopia. AAI offers services to birthparents and people interested in domestic or international adoptions.

800 Thomas L. Parkway
Ste. 1
Lansing, MI 48917

26105 Orchard Lake Rd.
Ste. 301
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

P. O. Box 607
Freeland, MI 48623
Phone:989-497-KIDS (5437)

1338 Baldwin
Jenison, MI 49428

Adoption Options Worldwide, Inc.

Adoption Options Worldwide, Inc. is a non-profit 501 C3 corporation that offers services to both birthparents and adoptive parents. Their services provided for adoptive parents include Home Studies for Michigan families, Direct Placement adoptions, State Ward children available for adoption, Post-Placement reports, and International Home Studies (non-Hague).

5745 West Maple Road
Suite 214
West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322
Phone: (248) 855-2813
Email: adoptionoptions1@aol.com

Adoption and Foster Care Specialists, Inc.

Adoption and Foster Care Specialists, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization licensed by the State of Michigan as a Child Placing Agency.  The agency strives to provide safe, loving, stable homes for abused and/or neglected children in the state of Michigan.

350 N. Court St. Ste. 210
Lapeer, Michigan 48446
Phone: (810) 660-7590
(888) 650-1530
Email: jaci.luzi@afcsinc.org

Bethany Christian Services

Bethany Christian Services is a global nonprofit organization that brings families together and keeps families together. Bethany is a full-service agency that is fully accredited.

The agency’s goal is to provide stability for foster children by providing stable loving families to care for them. Bethany Christian Services help families to be prepared to take foster care placement of children who have a dual plan of return home and adoption. Families willing to take on a legal risk will be supported in working towards reunification with birth families while at the same time making a long term commitment to a child or sibling group.

The agency provides Infant Adoption, International Adoption, Foster Care Adoption services, and Post Adoption Support.

350 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 902
Cadillac, MI 49601-0902
Phone: (231) 995-0870

1055 Carriage Hill Drive
Suite 2
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: (231) 995-0870

6995 West 48th
Fremont, MI 49412-9506
Phone: (231) 924-3390

1848 E. Sherman Blvd
Suite I
Muskegon, MI 49444
Phone:  (231) 733-1618

901 Eastern Ave NE
PO Box 294
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0294
Phone: (616) 224-7610

901 Eastern Ave NE
PO Box 294
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0294
Phone: (616) 224-7550

1475 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone:  (616) 396-0623

100 Pine St
Suite 395
Zeeland, MI 49464
Phone: (616) 748-6008

12048 James St
Holland, MI 49424-9556
Phone:  (616) 396-0623

612 W. Lake Lansing Road
Suite 600
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: (517) 336-0191

P.O. Box 227
Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: (231) 995-0870

892 Marshall Street
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone: (269) 512-6300

4180 Pier North Blvd
Suite A
Flint, MI 48504
Phone: (810) 820-8144

6687 Seeco Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009-5970
Phone: (269) 372-8800

2503 Capital Avenue, SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Phone: (269) 372-8800

919 E. Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Phone: (269) 657-7096

185 E Main Street
Suite 600
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Phone: (269) 757-7647

P.O. Box 806
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 231-1899

30685 Barrington St.
Suite 140
Madison Heights, MI 48071-5116
Phone: (248) 414-4080

7707 West Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48235
Phone: (586) 662-7317

Child and Family Services of Northeast Michigan, Inc.

Child & Family Services of Northeast Michigan is a child welfare agency seeking to promote the social and emotional well-being of families and individuals in Northeast Michigan.  The agency offers a number of programs designed to address the region’s needs from specialized foster care to adoption to various Great Start initiatives.

Adoption services provided by CFSNMI  include:

  • Access to PRIDE Training Sessions from Licensing Department
  • Preliminary Family Assessment
  • Initial Family Adoption Evaluation
  • Placement Services
  • Supervision of adoptive placements
  • Referrals to community resources

CFSNMI General Foster Care Program includes case management and supervision of cases that involve children in foster care.

1044 U.S. 23 North
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone:  989-356-4567
Email:  email@cfsnemi.org

Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan, Inc.

Child and Family Services provides foster care and adoption services to northwestern Michigan.

Child & Family Services helps by connecting foster and adoptive parents with children who need them, and by providing support to the child and parents throughout the entire process. The agency also works with state agencies to find foster homes for children, to provide treatment and support, and to resolve issues that have made their homes unsafe. Family reunification in a safe home is always the goal of foster care.

3785 Veterans Drive
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Phone: (231) 946-8975

3434 M-119, Suite F,
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Phone: (231) 347-4463

115 North First Avenue,
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: (989) 340-1700

Mancelona Family Resource Center,
205 Grove Street,
Mancelona, MI 49659
Phone:  (231) 587-4361

Old Town Psychological,
128 North Court Avenue,
Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone: (989) 448-8344

Email: cfs@cfsmail.org

Child and Family Services of the Upper Peninsula, Inc.

Child & Family Services of the Upper Peninsula is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian agency serving Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The agency helps families across the Upper Peninsula with a variety of adoption services, such as Infant Adoptions, Direct Placement Adoptions, Guardian Adoptions, Relative Adoptions, Special Needs Adoptions, Step-parent Adoptions, and State and Court Ward Adoptions, as well as foster care programs.

706 Chippewa Square
Suite 200
Marquette, Michigan 49855-4817
Phone: (906) 228-4050
Email: cdonahue@cfsup.org

Child and Parent Services, Inc.

Child and Parent Services, Inc. is a fully licensed adoption agency accredited Professional Affiliations from The American Adoption Congress, The National Committee for Adoption, and The Michigan Adoption Resource, also known as the Mare Exchange. The agency specializes in International adoption, Domestic adoption, Interstate adoption, Attorney assisted adoption, Direct consent adoption, Open, semi-open and identified adoptions and Pregnancy counseling and support.

30600 Telegraph Road
Suite 2215
Bingham Farms, Michigan 48025
Phone: (248) 646-7790
(800) 248-0106

Christian Family Services

CFS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, inter-denominational Christian organization located in Southfield, Michigan, dedicated to helping individuals and families through counseling and adoption programs. CFS provides free counseling, pre-natal care, adoption planning and foster care if requested. For those families wishing to adopt internationally, interstate, or to work with attorneys, CFS provides the state required pre-placement assessment (homestudy).

17105 West 12 Mile Road
Southfield, Michigan 48076
Phone: (248) 557-8390
Email: support@cfs-michigan.org

D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s

D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s is an agency working in partnership with the community for the good of children. The range of the services provided by the agency include community based services, residential services, and HOME placement services. The latter include programs, such as General Foster Care,  Parent Therapy Treatment Program, Special Needs Adoption, Adoption Services, and Adoption Search.

805 Leonard Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 451-2021

2355 Knapp Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Phone: (616) 451-2021
Email: info@dabsj.org

Eagle Village, Inc.

Eagle Village is licensed by the State of Michigan, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is a member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA). The agency provides ongoing support for adoptive parents, including:

  • Licensing Updates
  • Parenting Classes
  • Additional Training

Additional Services Available:

  • Family Foster Care
  • Kinship Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Pre-Adoptive Foster Care
  • Intervention Program
  • Family Challenge Weekends
  • Youth Challenge Weekends
  • Summer Camps

4507 170th Avenue
Hersey, Michigan 49639
Phone: (231) 832-2234
Email: info@eaglevillage.org

Ennis Center for Children

Ennis Center for Children is recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families (COA) and licensed by the State of Michigan. With locations in Genesee, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne County, Ennis Center for Children is a leading agency in finding adoptive families for children, including those with special needs.

Ennis Center has a variety of programs, all aimed at protecting children and strengthening families.

Current services include foster care and adoption.
The Foster care program provides:

  • Foster care home recruitment, training, and continued support
  • Case management services
  • Full range of mental health services by licensed practitioners
  • Specialized services to children with extensive medical needs
  • Age-appropriate State reimbursement to foster parents to help defray costs

The adoption program provides:

  • Adoption evaluation of children
  • Advocacy for special needs resources and subsidies for children and families
  • Recruitment, orientation and training of adoptive families
  • Licensing and certification of adoptive homes
  • Adoptive placement and support services
  • Supervision during the post-adoption period

129 East Third Street
Flint, MI 48502
Phone: (810) 233-4031

91 South Telegraph Road
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: (248) 334-2715

222 Huron Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060
Phone: (810) 990-1224

Families Through Adoption

Families Through Adoption is a non-profit 501(c)3, licensed adoption agency dedicated to helping families and children find each other. FTA specializes in services, including home studies, post-placement reports, as well as  a wide variety of education and support groups.

354 Norwood SE
Grand Rapid, Michigan 49506
Phone: (616) 242-9696
Email: support@familiesthroughadoption.org

Family Adoption Consultants (FAC)

FAC is a private, non-profit adoption and foster care agency licensed in the States of Ohio and Michigan. FAC is a full service adoption agency, able to assist families with both domestic and international adoptions. Internationally, FAC has its own programs through both China and the Philippines, but is also able to assist families interested in adoption from Korea and other Asian countries, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

42140 Van Dyke Ave. Suite 210
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Phone: 586-726-2988

3075 E.  Grand River Suite 116
Howell, MI 48843
Phone: 517-615-1275

Forever Families, Inc.

Forever Families is a non-profit licensed adoption placement and foster care agency, committed to providing the highest standards in adoption opportunities, with continuous support, adoption preparation and interventions, as well as foster care services.

17940 Farmington Road
Livonia, Michigan 48152
Phone: (248)318-5315
(866) 842-5919
Email: info@forever-families.org

Fostering Futures

Fostering Futures is a non-profit, child placing agency committed to providing the best services to children and families in the foster care system. Fostering Futures is a licensing agency and licenses persons interested in becoming foster parents.

3300 Washtenaw Ave. Suite 260
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Phone: (734) 481-8999
Licensing + foster care: johndevivo@ffkids.org
Adoption:  lkarns@ffkids.org

Fostering Solutions

Fostering Solutions is a private, non-profit [501c3] charitable organization that offers foster care, adoption programs, provides licensing and counceling.

Adoption services available to adoption applicants include an orientation, adoption evaluation, and training classes.

The purpose of the Foster Care Program at Fostering Solutions is to provide children with a safe, temporary family to live with while their parent(s) receive services and make the changes that are needed so that their children can return home.

131 South Winter Street
Adrian, Michigan 49221
Phone: (517) 263-0020
Email: admin@fosteringsolutions.org

Greater Hopes Inc.

Greater Hopes Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit,  licensed child placing agency  that  provides children services and foster care and adoption programs, including Direct Consent Adoption and Waiting Child Adoption. The foster care program is used to provide a placement in a licensed home for children who are available for adoption.

1345 Monroe Ave. NW, Suite 246
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Phone: (616) 451-0245
Email: cathyr@greaterhopes.org

Guiding Harbor

Guiding Harbor is a private, non-profit organization founded by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Michigan (GFWC-MI), that provides child caring and child placement services for abused and neglected children. Guiding Harbor is licensed by the Department of Human Services (DHS).

The Guiding Harbor Foster Care Program is designed to provide a nurturing setting for children who are either temporarily or permanently unable to return to their family of origin.

Guiding Harbor provides support services and ongoing training opportunities for foster families, as well as case management services to support, plan and consult with the foster family, the biological family, and the referring agency carrying out treatment planning.

525 Huron River Drive
Belleville, Michigan 48111
Phone: (734) 697-4804

Hands Across The Water

HATW is a fully licensed child placing agency in the state of Michigan that provides consultation, home study, Post-placement, education, court, and program services to Michigan families. HATW also provides international program services to families outside the state of Michigan wishing to adopt through one of the agency’s international programs.

The adoption services include Infant Domestic adoption, Waiting Child domestic, the Foster-to-Adopt, and the Embryo Adoption Programs.

HATW also offers foster care services to persons interested in becoming foster parents.

781 Avis Drive, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
Phone: 734-477-0135
Email: info@hatw.org

Heaven Sent Adoption Services, Inc

Heaven Sent Adoption Services, Inc is a licensed, non-profit child placing agency that facilitates adoptions for children in need of permanent families, supports, educates and counsels an expectant parent(s) who is considering an adoption plan for their child.  The agency offers to the adoptive families support, including evaluating families, orientation of families, educating families, counseling expectant parent(s), matching a placement, providing legal filing services, and supervising placements.

P.O. Box 156
Charlevoix, Michigan 49720
Phone: (231) 237-9880
Email: hsas@heavensentadopt.com

Homes for Black Children (HBC) Agency

HBC provides supportive counseling, pregnancy counseling, adoption services, foster care, foster home licensing, and life enrichment programs to help foster children and adopted children to adjust to life in different environments.

HBC foster care services also include Specialized Foster Care for Pregnant and Parenting Teens, and the adoption services include Adult Adoptee Information and Post-Adoption Counseling.

511 East Larned
Detroit Michigan 48226
Phone: *1 313 961 4777
Email: info@homes4blackchildren.org

Judson Center

Judson Center is a non-profit human service agency that provides compassionate, comprehensive services to children and families throughout southeast Michigan.

Judson Center’s Foster Care Program staff assist children and families with achieving permanency, provide referrals to families, assist families with accessing community resources, and support children and families involved in the foster care system. The licensing specialists recruit individuals to become foster parents, assist with becoming licensed foster parents, and provide ongoing training to prospective and current foster parents.

Judson Center assists families through the entirety of the adoption process.

Judson Center Genesee
2503 Linden Road
Suite 130
Flint, MI 48532
Phone:  810-732-8510

Judson Center Wayne
12723 Telegraph Rd
Suite 200
Redford, MI 48239
Phone:  313-794-5653

Judson Center Washtenaw
3820 Packard Road
Suite 180
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone:  734-528-1692

Judson Center Macomb
12200 13 Mile Road
Suite 200
Warren, MI 48093
Phone:  586-573-1810

Judson Center Oakland
4410 W 13 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Phone:  248-549-4339

Lutheran Social Services of Michigan (LSSM)

LSSM is Michigan’s largest private foster care organization, helping more than 800 children daily. LSSM also provides adoption services through LSSM Adoption program – Lutheran Adoption Services.

8131 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48214
Phone: (313) 823-7700
Email: info@lssm.org

Lutheran Adoption Service

Lutheran Adoption Service is a jointly owned subsidiary corporation of Lutheran Social Services of Michigan and Wellspring Lutheran Services. Lutheran Adoption Service is Michigan’s largest full service private adoption agency, providing services for International, Domestic Infant & State Ward adoption services. Lutheran Adoption Service specializes in the placement of children from the State’s foster care system.


  • Training and orientation for adoptive parents
  • Adoptive Family Assessments
  • Adoption Supervision

2170 E. Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48083
Phone: (248) 423-2770

1416 N. McEuan St.
Clare, MI 48617
Phone: (989) 386-2101

209 E. Washington Ste 284
Jackson, MI 49201
Phone: (517) 789-6444

2770 Carpenter Rd
Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (734) 971-1944

400 N. Saginaw Ste 104
Flint, MI 48502
Phone: (810) 234-9324

4341 S Westnedge, Suite 2000
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Phone: (269) 345-5776

P.O. Box 48
Bay City, MI 48707
Phone: (989) 686-3170

207 East Fulton, 4th Floor
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 356-1934

1545 Keystone Ave.
Lansing, MI 48911
Phone: (517) 886-1380

Methodist Children’s Home Society

Methodist Children’s Home Society is a licensed private, non-sectarian childcare agency, as well as a 501c3 non-profit that offers programs in the community, including a 24-hour operating residential home and treatment facility for abused and neglected boys, foster care placement and adoption services for children in Michigan, literacy programs, and transitional housing programs for young men who have “aged out” of the child welfare system.

26645 W. Six Mile Rd.
Redford, MI 48240
Phone: (313) 531-4060

Morning Star Adoption Center

Morning Star Adoption Center is a non-profit organization licensed by the State of Michigan as a child-placing agency providing home study evaluations and consulting services to adoptive applicants who pursue domestic, direct placement, interstate and international adoptions.

15635 West Twelve Mile Road
Suite 100
Southfield, Michigan 48076
Phone: (248) 483-5484
(866) 236-7866
Email: msac.mi@att.net

Oakland Family Services

Oakland Family Services is a private, non-profit, human services agency serving families and children in Southeastern Michigan. Oakland Family Services adoption and foster care programs offer personalized, responsive adoption assistance to prospective adoptive and foster families.

114 Orchard Lake Road
Pontiac, Michigan 48341
Phone: (248) 858-7766
(877) 742-8264
Email: info@ofsfamily.org

Orchards Children’s services

Orchards Children’s services ARC program (Adoption Resource Consultant) was established in 2010 to provide services to those children in four southeastern counties who had been available for adoption for more than one year. Orchards developed Post Adoption Resource Centers or PARC. Services in this program include: in-home case management, coordination of services, monthly family support activities and adoptive family training.

The staff in Orchards’ Foster Home Licensing and Training/Recruitment departments continue to recruit, train and license new foster parents.

Oakland/Wayne Counties
24901 Northwestern Highway
Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 248-258-0440

Genesee County
444 Church Street
Flint, MI 48502
Phone: 810-239-3264

Macomb County
42140 Van Dyke
Suite 206
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Phone: 586-997-3886

Washtenaw County
1995 Highland Road
Suite F
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734-622-0217

Pathways, MI

Pathways, MI is a private, non-profit, 501 (c)3 community services organization serving Allegan, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola and Ottawa counties. Pathways, MI was formed in 2006 through the merger of Child and Family Services of Western Michigan and Children’s Resource Network, Inc. The agency provides placement, care and supervision in licensed homes through foster care services, and the Adoption program focuses on children in foster care who have been released for adoption.

412 Century Lane
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: (616) 396-2301
(800) 396-0241

213 Hubbard Street
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone: (269) 673-1896
(866) 673-1896

1760 Wells Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49442
Phone: (231) 777-2222
(800) 882-5213

Spaulding for Children

Spaulding for Children is a private, non-profit child welfare agency, one of the first agencies in the country specialized in finding and training adoptive families for the placement of children with disabilities and other challenges.

Spaulding for Children recruits and licenses foster parents to care for children who have been abused and neglected and are placed in the public Child Welfare system. Services provided include placement, case management, home based visitation, information and referrals, support groups for both children and parents, and youth mentoring.

Adoption services provided to families include matching, placement, case management, home based visitation, education and training, support groups, information and referral, and opportunities to participate in Agency sponsored activities.

16250 Northland Drive, Suite 120
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 248 443 0300
Email: sfc@spaulding.org

St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC)

STVCC is a local, charitable, non-profit dedicated to human services in the mid-Michigan area. The agency provides adoption services, including foster care adoption, infant adoption, SEARCH (assisting adult adoptees, former siblings, adoptive parents and birth parents who are interested in requesting information from adoption records).

STVCC Foster Care Program is designed to provide temporary foster care services for children ages 0 through 17 who can no longer remain with their families due to problems in the home.

2800 West Willow Street
Lansing, Michigan 48917
Phone: (517) 323-4734

Swartz Adoption Attorneys and Child Placing Agency, Inc.

Swartz Adoption Agency is a licensed, non-profit agency specializing in domestic adoptions & international home studies. Swartz Adoption Agency is a full-service agency with a certified adoption attorney in their staff to make sure the clients are fully represented in a legal adoption.

The services include:

  • Guidance in creating portfolios
  • Assistance and support from experienced staff through the entire process
  • Parenting education
  • Suggestions for specific pre- and post-adoption plans
  • Home Study
  • Post-placement services

4371 State St.,
Saginaw, MI 48603
Phone: 989-793-0000


The U.P. KIDS Adoption program seeks parents wishing to provide a permanent home to a child.

U.P. KIDS Foster Care services include recruitment, licensing, training and support to foster families across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

P.O. Box 428
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: (906) 482-0520
Email:  gwf@upkids.com

Upper Peninsula Family Solutions, Inc.

Upper Peninsula Family Solutions, Inc. is a private non-profit organization committed to providing professional and quality services to children and families in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Upper Peninsula Family Solutions is licensed by the State of Michigan as a child placing agency that offers comprehensive, compassionate, and timely Foster Care, Adoption, Foster Home Licensing and Counseling services.

The UPFS Adoption Program provides adoptive placement through the State of Michigan Foster Care System and Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE).

307 S Front Street, Suite 130
Marquette, Michigan 49855
Phone: (906) 273-1095

200 Michigan St #718,
Hancock, MI 49930
Phone: 906-523-1004

Wellspring Lutheran Services

Wellspring Lutheran Services offers adoption assistance through Lutheran Adoption Service. The services include:

  • Training for adoptive parents
  • Support groups for waiting children
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Adoptive Family Assessments
  • Adoption supervision
  • Support groups for adoptive parents, adoptee and birth parents
  • Post adoption services
  • Birth Parent Release Counseling

Wellspring Lutheran Services foster care program provides an extensive system of support services, including foster parent training, individual and family counseling for children, independent living services, behavior modification/therapy services when necessary for children, and case management services.

4100 Pier North Blvd.,
Suite A,
Flint, MI 48504
Phone: (989) 686-7650
Email: info@wellspringlutheran.com

Wolverine Human Services

Wolverine Human Services is a social service agency and a leader in providing services to the children and families of Michigan. Wolverine Community Based Programs, which offers Foster Care, Supervised Independent Living and Adoption Services, operates in the offices in Taylor, Center Line, Flint, South Lyon and Saginaw and provides services to over 150 clients on a daily basis.

Wolverine Human Services offers post adoption services, as well as home studies, 24-hour crisis response, and collaboration with community, court, and DHS and referral entities.

With offices located in Taylor, Flint, South Lyon, Saginaw and Warren, Michigan, the WHS Foster Care program provides assistance to children and supports foster parents through recruitment, retention, training, and aftercare services.

15100 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Phone: (313) 824-4400
Email: contactwolverine@wolverinehs.org