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.  Catholic Charities West Michigan has programs that walk alongside all members of this adoption triad.
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Considering adoption planning for your infant?
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 an infant?
Our infant adoption program at Catholic Charities West Michigan is an open adoption program for birth parents who wish to make a voluntary adoption plan for their child.  Our infant adoptive families serve as resource families for the children in these adoptions.  Catholic Charities provides you with an adoption specialist to educate your family on the unique experience of open adoption, to walk your family through your home study and to serve as your support throughout the entire process.

Click here to learn more about infant adoption.

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
Catholic Charities West Michigan can complete home studies and provide post-placement supervision for families working with an international adoption agency. Contact Linda at (231)726-1202 or ltownsend@ccwestmi.org to learn more.

Post Adoption Search
Since 1946, our staff has provided adoption services to birth parents and adoptive families throughout West Michigan. Are you an adult adoptee searching for information from your adoption records or links to your biological family? Are you a biological family member searching for information on a child placed for adoption? If your adoption was completed by Catholic Charities West Michigan, we may be able to help you access this important information. Contact Stephanie at (616)356-3293 or sbusch@ccwestmi.org to learn more.

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