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Is it difficult to adopt a child in Michigan?

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The adoption process in Michigan is not a difficult one, but it can be lengthy. Families and individuals interested in adoption must be approved through an adoption home-study program. Approval makes the family or individual eligible to search for a child.

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Once the family chooses a child that they believe would be a good fit, the case worker assigned to the family provides their information to the child's social worker. If the child's social worker thinks the family would be a good fit for the child the worker sends more classified information to the family about the child. If the family is still interested, visits are scheduled.

If everything goes well, the child receives placement into the family's home. Supervision visits from the child's social worker occur regularly for several months after placement. When the family files a petition of legal intent to adopt and the judge finalizes the adoption, the process is completed.

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