Adoptions are handled in the Family Division of Circuit Court.
Michigan law allows for several types of adoptions. The most common are step-parent, relative, adult and state and court ward adoptions. In the case of a step-parent adoption when all parties agree, the adopting parents may represent themselves. However, each case is unique; therefore it is strongly recommended that you seek legal counsel to aid you in this process.
Adoption packets are available at the third floor receptionist’s desk.