ADOPTION RESOURCES
FINANCIAL GRANTS/LOANS FOR ADOPTION


Find your local foster family agency (a free service) at www.childwelfare.gov/nfcad

National Council for Adoption
Phone: 888-628-7700
Website:  www.adoptioncouncil.org


Brittany's HOPE Foundation
1160 North Market Street
Elizabethtown, PA  17022
Phone: 717-367-9614
Email:  info@brittanyshope.org
Website:  http://www.brittanyshope.org/contact
Help in adopting internationally, older children and siblings.


Fertile Hope’s Sharing Hope Program            
Phone:  855-220-7777
Website:  http://www.fertilehope.org/financial-assistance/index.cfm
From LIVESTRONG  is not free, but it does offer financial assistance for newly diagnosed young women 
facing infertility due to cancer treatment so they can freeze their eggs or embryos. There are income caps 
for eligibility. Access links to more information about the US Adoption Tax Credit to programs that provide 
grants and financial assistance for adoption. 


HelpUsAdopt               
P.O. Box 20435
New York City, NY  10021
Phone:  917-684-5484
Email:  info@HelpUsAdopt.org 
Website:  www.HelpUsAdopt.org
Provides grants of up to $15,000 for domestic, international, foster or special needs adoption expenses. 


Oxford Adoption
4309 Crayton Road
Naples FL  34103
Phone:  239-430-6240
Email:  info@oxfordadoption.com
Website:  www.oxfordadoption.com
Oxford Adoption Foundation was formed to help families to adopt internationally by providing 
low-interest loans to assist with the expenses associated with the international adoption process.   
It is the goal and objective of Oxford Adoption Foundation to help as many children as possible to 
become part of loving adoptive families.


Life Song of Orphans  (formerly Life International)
PO Box 402
202 N. Ford Street 
Gridley, IL  61744
Phone:  309-747-4527
Website:  www.lifesongfororphans.org
Matching grants and interest-free loans.


A Child Waits
1136 Barker Road
Pittsfield  MA  01201
Phone:  866-999-2445
Email:  cnelson@achildwaits.org
Website: www.achildwaits.org
We provide low interest adoption loans and adoption grants for families who have exhausted 
other financial options and could not proceed with their adoption without our help.


ABBA Fund
PO Box 868049
Plano TX  75086-8049
Phone: 888-775-3422
Website:  www.abbafund.org


Affording Adoption
Phone:  877-905-2367
Email: angie@affordingadoption.com
Website:  www.giftofadoption.org


Gift of Adoption
P.O. Box 567
2001 Waukegan Road 
Techny, IL  60082
Email:  info@giftofadoption.org 


National Embryo Donation Center  
11126 Kingston Pike 
Knoxville  TN  37934
Phone:  865-777-2013  OR  866-585-8549             
Website:  http://www.embryodonation.org
Offers families a chance to adopt embryos (actual children in a frozen state) waiting for a home.  
Very inexpensive and a wonderful option!


NOTE:  Under current tax law, the I.R.S. offers tax credits for qualified adoption expenses to help offset 
the financial burden to adoptive families.  Adoptive parents might be eligible to claim as much as $13,170 
from the federal government.  These tax credits are refundalbe--meaning you get the cash back (minus 
any taxes owed) which can be a significant help in the overall cost.  

NOTE:  Many employers offer adoption benefits as part of their employee compensation program to help 
cover a portion of your adoption expenses.  Talk to your human resources department to determine if these 
benefits are available to you. 

NOTE:  For a breakdown of the costs you can expect from all types of adoption, (and to learn about programs 
that offer financial aid), visit www.adopting.org.  Another alternative is to adopt a child who is in foster care.  
Because there are so many children in the system, many states reduce or waive adoption fees.  Federal and 
state assistance programs can help futher.  To learn more about foster-care adoption, visit www.childwelfare.gov.  



OTHER SOURCES FOR HOME STUDIES & ADOPTIONS

Christian Family Services
17105 W. Twelve Mile Road
Southfield  MI  48076
Phone: 248-557-8390
Website:  http://www.cfs-michigan.org
Provides home studies for adoptions at a much lower cost than other agencies. 


Bethany Christian Services
National Office: 
901 Eastern Ave. NE
PO Box 294
Grand Rapids MI 49501-0294
Phone: 1-800-BETHANY
Website:  www.bethany.org
AND
30685 Barrington St.  Suite 140
Madison Heights MI  48071
Phone:  248-414-4080
Website:  www.bethany.org/madisonheights
The largest adoption agency in the United States, Bethany also serves orphans in countries on five continents.  
We have more than 80 locations in the U.S. and minister to children and families in more than a dozen countries.  
ALSO OFFERS: 
Temporary Care Services / Foster Care & Interim Care
Domestic Infant Adoption 
Older Child Adoptions
Intercountry Adoption 
Post-Adoption Care 


Adoption Associates, Inc.
26105 Orchard Lake Road- Suite 301
Farmington Hills, MI  48334
Phone: 248-474-0990
Email:  cadams@adoptionassociates.net
Website:  http://adoptionassociates.net


Lutheran Social Services of Michigan        
8131 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48214
Phone: 313-823-7700
Email:  info@lssm.org
Website:www.lssm.org
Created adoptive families for 353+ children in 2013.


Wolverine Human Services
Adoption Services
20600 Eureka Road  Suite 715
Taylor MI 48180
Website:  www.wolverinehs.org
Offers home studies, adoptive parent recruitment and training, pre and post adoption 
services and support for children and families involved in Michigan's child welfare system.  
Servicing the greater Detroit area with offices in Wayne, Macomb and Genessee counties. 


Oakland Family Services
Administrative Office: 
114 Orchard Lake Road
Pontiac MI  48341
Phone:  248-858-7766  OR  877-742-8264
Email:  info@ofsfamily.org
Website: www.oaklandfamilyservices.org
Specializes in the placements of children who are older and have special needs.  
Has offices in Berkley, Walled Lake and Rochester Hills also!



POST-ADOPTION SERVICES

Orchards Children's Services                                   See Catholic Services of Macomb above also!
30215 Southfield
Southfield MI  48076
Phone:  248-258-0440
Website:  www.orchards.org
AND
Wayne:
18100 Meyers
Detroit  MI  48235
Phone:  313-340-0497
AND
Macomb: 
42140 Van Dyke  Ste. 206
Sterling Heights MI  48314
Phone:  586-997-3886
AND
Washtenaw:
1995 Highland  Suite F
Ann Arbor  MI  48108
Phone:  734-622-0217
AND
Genessee:
444 Church Street
Flint  MI  48502
Phone:  810-239-3264
A new service from Orchard's Children's Services called PASS (Post-Adoption Support Services) 
that encourages networking among adoptive families, service providers, and other interested parties.  
Open to all families with children under 18 who have adopted from the state's welfare system.   Offers 
crisis intervention, hosts monthly family activities, bi-monthly networking meetings, and quarterly task 
force meetings.  



IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING TRANSRACIAL ADOPTION

Adoptive Families
Website:  www.adoptivefamilies.com/transracial-adoption.php
A national adoption magazine that provides information and additional resource links 
on transracial and various other types of adoption.

The Child Welfare Information Gateway
Website:  www.childwelfare.gov/adoption
Offers information on transracial and transcultural adoptions.

Pact, an Adoption Alliance
Website:  www.pactadopt.org
A resource for families who have adopted or are considering adopting a child of color.

The North American Council on Adoptable Children
Website:  www.nacac.org
An organization that provides information on adoption (primarily foster care) and adoption subsidies.



IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION

Find out about international adoption at:
Website:  www.foreignborn.com/visas_imm/immigrant_visas/adoption/2international_adoption.htm



TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ADOPTING A CHILD FROM FOSTER CARE

Website:   www.adoptuskids.org
                   www.kids-alliance.org
                   www.nationaladoptionday.org 



TIPS FOR ADOPTION SEARCHES

The cost of a search in Michigan is $250 plus a $20 application fee, which is a statutory fee created 
by the 1995 Michigan law that opened up new avenues to search adoption records.

Know which county handled your adoption:  Even if the agency is closed, the records still exist.  
The family court system in each county will have a record of adoption.


Here are ways to contact some agencies that handled adoptions and local court divisions:

Michigan Central Adoption Agency
Website:  http://www.mare.org/Search/CAR.html

Probate Courts
Website:  http://www.courts.michigan.gov/scao/services/dirs/trialdir.htm

List of Closed Adoption Agencies
Website:  http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,1607,7-124-5452_7116_7125-15585--,00.html

American Adoption Congress
Website:  http://www.americanadoption-congress.org

National Council for Adoption
Website:  http://www.adoptioncouncil.org

Michigan Department of Human Services Adoption Resources Page
Website:  http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,1607,7-124-5452_7116--,00.html

Confidential Intermediary Program in Michigan
Website:  http://michigansearching.com/CI.htm

Oakland County Family Court/Adoptions
Phone:  248-858-0589

Macomb County Family Court Division
Phone:  586-469-5243

Macomb County Catholic Social Services
Phone:  596-416-2300

Wayne County Family Court Division
Phone:  313-833-1880

Wayne County Catholic Social Services
Phone:  313-883-7671

St. Francis/Catholic Social Services of Oakland County
Phone:  248-552-0750 ext. 222

Lutheran Adoption Service
Phone:  248-423-2770  ext. 1119
Website:  www.lssm.org

Jewish Family Service
Phone:  248-592-2345

Monthly Gathering of Adoption Agencies in Lansing and the Soundex Reunion Registry
Website:  http://www.isrr.net/

Michigan Searching Online
Website:  www.michigansearching.com  AND  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MichiganSearching/

Adoption Identity Movement in Michigan
Website:  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/8073/aim.html



SOME HELPFUL WEBSITES:

Michigan Federation for Children and Families
Phone:  517-485-8552
Website:  www.michfed.org


National Child Welfare Resources Center for Adoption at the Spaulding for Children Center 
in Southfield.   Phone:  248-443-7080
Website:  www.spaulding.org


Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange
Phone: 800-589-6273  OR  517-783-6273
Website: www. mare.org
MARE runs the Heart Gallery, a photo and database of many of Michigan's state wards.  
It can be found at www.miheart.org/2008


Lutheran Child and Family Services
Phone: 248-968-0100
Website:  www.lcfsmi.org


Judson Center
Phone:  800-443-9959
Website:  www.judsoncenter.org


Ennis Center
Website:  www.enniscenter.org
Wayne County:  313-342-2699
Genesse/Oakland counties:  810-233-4031


National Adoption Center
Website:  www.adopt.org


National Foster Parent Association
Website:  www.nfpainc.org


Project 1:27
3651 S. Colorado Boulevard
Englewood CO  80113
Phone: 303-256-1225
Website:  www.project127.com
A model for churches and state partnering together to get kids out of foster care and into adoptive homes.


St. Vincent dePaul
Van Elslander Family Center
3000 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit MI  48207
Phone:  313-393-3040
Adoption Associates provides adoption placement and information.


American Adoption Congress
Website:  www.americanadoptioncongress.org
For step-by-step suggestions on how to conduct a search for birth parents.


If you're not sure if you want to look for your birth parents:
Website: www.holtintl.org/adoptees/mcginnis.shtml 


To locate records, groups and other resources in your state:
Website: www.childwelfare.gov/adoption


Does anyone else feel like I do?
Website:  www.forums.adoption.com/search-reunion
To discuss relevant topics with others in your situation.



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