Adoption in Michigan

Michigan Adoption, Home Studies and More

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Adoption Services for
Birth Parents and Adoptive Families

If you are in the Great Lake State and are interested in adoption, Lifetime Adoption coordinators are ready to help you on your adoption journey. If you are considering placing your baby for adoption or hoping to adopt, our adoption coordinators will provide you with all of the information and the resources you need. They will also answer any questions you have about adoption in Michigan.

Pregnant and Considering Adoption in Michigan

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Seeing that pregnancy test come back positive when it is not the result you wanted can be overwhelming. What to do next can be hard to figure out when experiencing a wide range of different emotions. Then telling the baby’s father, family, and friends can be hard. You will probably hear a lot of different opinions and get a lot of different advice. This can be very confusing.

Don’t panic. Contact Lifetime Adoption, and a kind and non-judgmental coordinator will be there to help you understand what your options are. You can call, text, or fill out our online form, and an adoption coordinator will be there for you. If you like, she will have a peer or professional counselor contact you.

What is the Adoption Process in Michigan?

Lifetime Adoption has been helping expectant mothers in Michigan work through the adoption process for over 30 years. First, just call, text, or fill out our online form. Your adoption coordinator will listen to your wishes and find you the support and resources you need.

You can then look through adoptive family profiles and pick a few families to get to know. Whether you want a family from Michigan or maybe from another state is up to you. You can decide how much contact you would like to have with the family while you are pregnant and after. Infant adoption in Michigan is not the only adoption option. You may have a toddler, special needs child, or older child you are interested in placing for adoption. In this case, a professional counselor will work with you and the adoptive family to form a healthy transition plan for your child.

If you are pregnant, your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will also help you make a hospital plan. In this plan, you will decide how things will go in the delivery room and after. You will decide things such as who you would like to cut the umbilical cord, who you want to hold the baby first, and other details. In addition, you will have an attorney represent you at no cost. Your attorney will make sure that you know your rights and will file all the paperwork.

Open Adoption in Michigan

Open adoption is something most people don’t have a lot of information on. In an open adoption in Michigan, you will be the one who makes the decisions. For instance, you will choose the adoptive parents for your baby. You will even choose how much contact you want to have in the future.

Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator is here to make sure the adoption goes just as you would like, so your answers will help her create an adoption plan just for you. Some of her questions may be:

  • Would you like a coordinator to choose adoptive parents for you, or would you like to choose?
  • Do you want updates and contact after the adoption is final?
  • If so, what kind and how much contact would you like?
  • Would you like help to create a hospital plan?
  • How involved would you like the adoptive parents to be during your pregnancy?
  • Do you need help with pregnancy-related medical expenses?

If parenting your child is not the right thing for you and your child at this time, adoption is a brave and loving option. Lifetime Adoption has loving families who are ready and thrilled to grow their family through open adoption. You know that you are not saying goodbye forever with modern, open adoption. Your child’s adoptive family will send pictures and updates. You can even have visits. Many of our adoptive families have become very close to their child’s birth families. We have birth mothers who say they feel like extended family.

Help With Pregnancy Expenses and More

Corrie contacted Lifetime when she found out she was pregnant and had to decide to place her baby for adoption. She was currently going to school and working a part-time job. She knew as her due date came closer, she was going to have to take a leave from work and was very worried about how to cope. Her Lifetime Adoption coordinator let her know that in the state of Michigan, some pregnancy-related expenses can be covered by the adopting parents.

Another important resource provided at no cost through Lifetime Adoption is professional and peer counseling. Our peer counselors are birth mothers who have experienced the adoption process. They are ready to listen to your concerns and are happy to share their stories and advice with you. You also have access to a professional counselor. This can help as you deal with the emotions and decision-making involved in the adoption journey. She can also help you create a plan for the future.

* Name has been changed for privacy.

Pregnancy Options in Michigan

In Michigan, as well as across the country, the landscape regarding abortion options is changing. Now women may have to view their pregnancy options differently. A pregnant woman has three choices: she can abort, she can place her baby for adoption, or she can parent. With the evolution of technology, a woman can view exactly how her baby is growing at 12 weeks after conception. She can see her baby’s heart beating, the fingernails, and even brain waves. Knowing how advanced her baby already is may lead her to think more about what abortion means, even chemical abortion.

In many states, abortion is now restricted or will be soon, so a woman may be looking for abortion alternatives. One alternative is open, modern adoption. Modern adoption means the woman has control over choices such as who will adopt her baby, how much contact she would like to have, and what she would like to have happen at the hospital. A pregnant woman choosing adoption may also be able to receive some assistance with pregnancy-related expenses (food, rent, transportation, and more!) and can receive updates and even visits in the future. Adoption is a positive choice for an unwanted, unexpected, or unplanned pregnancy. While some see adoption as an alternative to abortion in Michigan, they don’t realize all the choices available in open adoption. Women today from all walks of life and situations choose modern adoption right now in Michigan!

Michigan Adoptive Families

No matter what you’re looking for in an adoptive family, you deserve to find the perfect one. Lifetime Adoption lets you search adoptive families from across the country. We provide more adoptive family choices for you, giving you a greater chance of finding the right fit for your child. When you browse our family profiles, you can learn more about their:

  • Lifestyle
  • Reasons for adopting
  • Home and neighborhood
  • Values and religious beliefs
  • And much more!

Families Wanting to Adopt in Michigan

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Are you considering adopting a newborn baby, a toddler, or perhaps a child up to the age of six in Michigan? As a nationwide leader in open adoption, Lifetime Adoption is here to make your dreams come true. Our coordinators have been matching birth mothers and adoptive families for over three decades. Our adoption coordinators care for our birth mothers, making sure they have all the resources they need. They create strong matches between birth families and adoptive families.

Starting the Adoption Process

Let’s get started! It is simple. Just fill out our short online application. Applying at Lifetime is free, and you will not be obligated in any way. Once pre-approved, you will be contacted by a Lifetime Adoption coordinator. She will go over the entire adoption process and welcome you to the Lifetime family. You will be provided information on how to create your personal profile for birth mothers to view, instruction on how to complete your home study, and you will be given access to education, blogs, along with all the resources available on the Lifetime membership site.

Lifetime Adoption was founded by an adoptive mother, Mardie Caldwell. She created this program based on her experience gained as she navigated the adoption of her son. The Lifetime Adoption program has been successful for over 30 years. Your adoption coordinator will ensure you have a successful adoption journey.

Adoption Laws in Michigan

Michigan adoption laws can seem involved, but you don’t have to navigate this on your own. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will refer you to a Michigan adoption attorney who will guide you through the legal facets of the Michigan adoption process.

In Michigan, the timeline for legal documentation generally takes about six months for the adoption to become final. You can take temporary custody at the hospital. Every adoption situation is unique. Your adoption attorney will make sure all laws are followed, and paperwork filed so your adoption goes smoothly.

Michigan Home Studies

What is a home study? In Michigan, a home study is a legal report that shows the court you are qualified to adopt a child. This is mandatory throughout the U.S. A home study will include:

  • Financial verification
  • Background checks
  • Employment verification
  • References
  • Medical reports
  • Visit to the home

You will provide your home study social worker with background information along with information regarding why you are interested in adopting, your beliefs regarding family and marital relationships, what your parenting style is, your education level, and more. She will also interview every member of your household.

Are you a parent thinking about placing your child for adoption, or are you considering adopting? Lifetime Adoption is ready to work with you and provide all the support and information you need for a successful adoption journey.



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