Adoption Agencies, Information, and Resources in Detroit

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Our use of the terms “putting up” or “giving up” does not reflect how we feel about adoptive placement. These terms remain the most widely used search terms for those who are considering adoption for their baby, and we wish to reach all who seek this important information.

This page provides adoption information to those who live in Detroit, Michigan or in the Wayne County region. If you are considering giving your baby up for adoption, we have gathered information about Pregnancy Resource Centers/Crisis Pregnancy Centers to assist you to confirm your pregnancy, clinics where you may get prenatal care, and a list of hospitals with birthing centers.

For those in the Wayne County region of Michigan who wish to adopt a baby, further below on this page you will find home study agency resources and helpful information to assist you with the adoption process.

Additional resources for expectant mothers and prospective adoptive parents throughout the state of Michigan may be found on our Michigan adoption information page.

Pregnancy Resource Centers in Detroit, Michigan

Pregnancy Resource Centers, sometimes also called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” are usually not-for-profit clinics where expectant parents may seek assistance to confirm a pregnancy and review and discuss available options. Most Pregnancy Resource Centers are not staffed by medical personnel, and do not distribute contraceptives. Many are affiliated with pro-life organizations, so encourage parenting or adoption, however not all have religious affiliation. The Pregnancy Resource Centers serving those in the Wayne County region that are in or near Detroit are:

AAA Pregnancy Resource Center
Care Net
Lincoln Park Pregnancy Center
Melvindale Crisis Pregnancy Center
Pregnancy Aid Detroit

Pregnancy Clinics and Low Cost Clinics in Detroit, Michigan

Clinics are staffed by medical personnel and can address most aspects of prenatal care and family planning. They are able to perform STD and cancer screenings (pap smears, and sometimes mammograms), and can prescribe and distribute contraceptives. Clinics located in or near to Detroit, Michigan that provide prenatal care for those in Wayne County are:

Advantage Health Care Detroit
Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center
Covenant Community Care
Detroit Community Health Connection, Inc.
Institute for Population Health

In addition, information about prenatal care through Medicaid that is available in Michigan to women with limited financial resources may be found at Maternal Infant Health Program and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Hospitals in Detroit, Michigan

Prospective adoptive parents and expectant mothers may wish to communicate with medical professionals about hospital plans during the time of baby’s birth, or have other inquiries. The hospitals serving the Detroit, Michigan region that offer a Birthing Center are:

Henry Ford Hospital
Henry Ford Wyandotte
Hutzel Women’s Hospital
Sinai-Grace Hospital
St. Mary Mercy

Completing the Home Study in Detroit, Michigan

The home study is one of the most important parts of every adoption process. The purpose of a home study is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents to receive a child into their home. There are certain Adoption Home Study Requirements for each state. The process generally includes collection of information with questions about family history, health & financial information, and personal background. Check out the List of Expected Adoption Home Study Questions on our page. Here are some legally qualified home study providers licensed to conduct home studies for those who live in Detroit, Michigan or the Wayne County region:

Family and Community Services, Inc.
The communication and relationships we build with our clients is of the highest priority to our staff.  We are here for our clients throughout the entire adoption process and beyond.

Hands Across The Water
Hands Across The Water is dedicated to building and supporting families, committed to the belief that every child deserves a home and loving family.

Keane Center for Adoption
As a prospective adoptive parent, we can help you through the home study process, as well as provide you with the needed assistance through the placement of the baby through the finalization of the adoption.

Become a Foster Parent in Detroit, Michigan

Stable and nurturing homes for children who are dependents of the foster care system are always needed. If you are interested in becoming a resource family for a foster child in or near Detroit, or the Wayne County region of Michigan you must meet similar requirements to that of the home study required for adoptive parents.

More information about foster care and foster-to-adopt placements in Michigan is available on our Michigan adoption information page. In addition the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the local agencies listed below provide additional information and services for foster parents in Detroit, Michigan, and the greater Wayne County region:

Community Social Services of Wayne County
Ennis Center for Children
Forever Families

Court Information

To complete the adoption process through court action, once all legal requirements are satisfied, a finalization hearing may be scheduled. If you would like to learn about the adoption laws in Michigan, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. The 3rd Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan website provides information about adoption finalization process in Detroit and all of Wayne County, Michigan.

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