The Adoption Services Unit works with the public and adoption agencies to provide oversight and supervision of adoption petitions and post-adoption information requests. The professional and support staff are charged with ensuring that the confidentiality of information is maintained and that the adoption process is handled expeditiously as required by law. The Adoption Services Unit processes adoption petitions for direct placement, agency, adult, stepparent, and relative adoptions. It also accepts petitions regarding post-adoption matters, including delayed registration of foreign birth and confidential intermediary services. In addition, two permanency coordinators handle a specialized Adoption Permanency Docket and monitor the progress toward adoption permanency for each child.
The Adoption Services Unit also organizes the Annual Oakland County Celebration of Michigan Adoption Day program, held each year in November.
Adoption Services Unit Links
Adoption Permanency Project and Study
Delayed Registration of Foreign Birth
Direct Placement Adoption
Post Adoption Services
State Ward Adoptions (Children from Foster Care)
Step Parent Adoption