Adoption – a Life Saving Option

To give birth to your child is to take a longer time to realize that children are not an extension of you! To adopt your child is the quicker route to get to the same conclusion. Each child, whether by birth or adoption, is TRULY a gift from God. If you are led to adopt a child, whether through circumstance or desire, what a miracle it is to find each other, even if it may be half way around the world. The path that is laid before us in giving birth to a child or adopting a child is not important in comparison to the end result. To hold your child, to look upon your child’s face and feel your heart burst from the love you feel for this little person, is to catch a glimpse of the love God has for every one of us. Adoption is concrete testimony of true love, trust, hope and faith by the birth parents and by the adoptive parents.

Adoption Associates, Inc. provides professional services to birth parents across the state of Michigan. They have established a strong program of birth parent services including individual casework, birth parent support groups and peer counseling which provide assistance and support to clients during their pregnancy and afterward.

Adoption Associates, Inc.

26105 Orchard Lake Rd., Suite #301

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

248-474-0990 or 1-877-257-3591

Email: fhaai@adoptionassociates.netwww.adoptionassociates.net

Bethany Christian Services, a non-profit pro-life agency, has counseled pregnant women since 1944. Their professional staff is trained to help pregnant women and their families through a crisis pregnancy. Bethany offers a broad spectrum of adoption plans including open adoption (birth parents choose and meet their child’s adoptive family). Bethany also handles all legal matters involved in an adoption.

Bethany Christian Services

30685 Barrington Ave., Ste. 140

Madison Heights, MI 48071

248-414-4080 or 1-800-BETHANY

Email: bcsmadisonheights@Bethany.orgwww.bethany.org

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, a non-profit, pro-life family service agency, serves women regardless of their religious affiliation and offers counseling for women in unplanned pregnancies at no charge. Their professional staff is available to help pregnant women, birth fathers and their families, plan and connect them to resources for their expected baby. When adoption is the choice, the birth parents are fully involved in the plan for their baby, choose and meet the family and have the option of maintaining contact throughout the life of the child. Adoptive parents are educated and exposed to the lifetime issues of adoption for their child in a series of six educational classes while their pre-placement assessment is completed. CCSEM facilitates the legal process for adoption.

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan

17500 W. Eight Mile Rd.

Southfield, MI 48075

248-552-0750

Email: info@ccsem.orgwww.ccsem.org

Forever Families, Inc. (Adoption and Foster Care)

42400 W. Grand River, #111

Novi, MI 48375

248-344-9606

www.forever-families.org

Email: info@forever-families.org

Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (Michigan Adoptions Only/Older Children)

www.mare.org

This list of adoption agencies is provided for those interested in adopting a child or those considering placing a child for adoption. LIFESPAN does not endorse any particular agency.