Adoption creates a legal, permanent parent-child relationship. The Michigan Department of Human Services and other child placing agencies match prospective parents with children who are available for adoption. This court or private attorneys will assist with stepparent, relative, and direct placement adoptions.


If you wish to adopt, please fill out the appropriate adoption forms located on the Michigan Courts website. For filing fees and requirements, you may contact the Family Court Records Division online, via email, or by phone at 231-922-4710.