WHS Adoption Services

Forever families are needed for children for whom family reunification is no longer an option. Wolverine Human Services will match eligible children to families who match each individual child’s needs. Our goal is to ensure that all children achieve permanency in a stable and nurturing family environment.

Provider Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Marital status (can be single or married)
  • Can be related to child, a foster parent or recruited family
  • Must be financially stable
  • Evidence of good physical and mental health
  • Able to show proof of income and expenditures
  • Have an approved living situation (apartment, house, flat, mobile home, etc.)
  • Able to pass criminal and protective services’ clearances

Benefits of Becoming An Adoptive Family

  • Able to choose sex, race, and characteristics of children
  • Do not have to be licensed foster parents
  • Receive subsidy payments, if appropriate
  • The child’s background and behavioral patterns will be addressed through a child evaluation
  • Post adoption services are available
  • Will be connected to other child adoptive programs

Process of Becoming An Adoptive Family

  • Attend adoption orientation
  • Complete Adoption Orientation and Pride training
  • Criminal and protective services’ clearances processed
  • Complete an adoption application
  • Participate in home and family assessment
  • Matches made with available children

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