Learn more about adopting from foster care and making a meaningful and lifelong impact on a child's life.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says that in fiscal year 2018, 1,931 children were adopted from the Michigan foster care system.

Currently there are more than 320 children in foster care in Michigan who need loving, permanent homes.

MDHHS Director Nick Lyon said, “While our priority is to safely reunify children in foster care with their parents, we rely on adoptive parents when it’s determined that a child cannot safely return to his or her home.”

People can adopt whether they’re single or married. They don’t have to be wealthy or own their own home, but must have adequate financial resources to provide for a family.

Children in the foster care system become eligible for adoption following termination of parental rights due to abuse or neglect. There were 13,710 children in the foster care system as of Sept. 30, 2018, but the goal for most children is safe reunification with their families.

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