Adoption

At Catholic Charities we see adoption as a loving choice. Adoption means love and respect for everyone involved: birth parents, adoptive parents, and especially the child.
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We provide a program for prospective adoptive families designed to assist and guide your family in the decision making process. We have an adoption specialist to provide support to your family during the waiting process, placement period and long after the legal finalization of your adoption. We also provide education and training for prospective adoptive parents.

Place Child for Adoption
Catholic Charities West Michigan offers personalized adoption services and works as your advocate through the adoption process, prioritizing your well-being and what is best for your child. If you are considering adoption for your baby, you likely have a lot of questions and want to know you are working with an agency that has your best interests at heart.

Click here to learn more if you are pregnant and considering adoption planning.

Looking to Adopt
Our infant adoption program at Catholic Charities West Michigan is an open adoption program for biological parents who wish to make a voluntary adoption plan for their child.  The agency recruits, trains and studies families wishing to adopt an infant throughout West Michigan. It is our strong belief that an open adoption relationship between biological parents and adoptive families provide the best possible outcome for children as they develop and grow into adulthood.

Click here to learn more about adopting through Catholic Charities.

Adoption Through Foster Care
Although Family Reunification is the primary goal of Catholic Charities West Michigan’s Foster Care Program, there are times when children are unable to return home and biological parents lose their right to be caregivers for their children. In cases such as these, children are left looking for a “forever home.” Catholic Charities West Michigan works with these children and potential adoptive families in order to help children find a permanent home.

Click here to learn more about adoption through foster care.

International Adoption
Families can contact us and we can complete home studies and provide post-placement supervision when they are working with an international adoption agency. Contact sbusch@ccwestmi.org to learn more.

Post Adoption
Since 1946, our staff has provided adoption services to birth parents and adoptive families in Grand Rapids and greater West Michigan. Are you an adult adoptee searching for medical information or links to your biological family? If your adoption was completed by Catholic Charities West Michigan, we may be able to help you access pertinent information. Contact sbusch@ccwestmi.org to learn more.

To learn more, contact us at one of our offices:
Grand Rapids office: (616) 456-1443
Muskegon office: (231) 726-4735
Traverse City office: (231) 346-5250

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