Category Archive for: ‘Adoption’

The Michigan Adoption Process: What You Can Expect

Up until 1995, adopting a child in Michigan required a legal termination of the rights of birth parents before the …

An Overview of Michigan Adoption Laws

For some individuals and couples, adopting may turn out to be the best path for starting a family. For others, …

How Do I Go About Adopting My Stepchild in Michigan?

There is a growing culture of blended families that feature children from multiple unions, or children being raised by one …

So You Can’t Adopt your Stepchild: Other Options in Michigan

Last week, we talked about the legalities behind giving a child three parents, and why it means that a loving …

Can I Adopt my Step-Child if the Ex has Joint Custody?

Relatively common scenario: two people are married, but one has a kid by an ex-spouse. The new spouse loves the …

Same-Sex Adoption: It’s All Settled Now, Right?

Many Americans assume that when the Supreme Court made its historic decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same-sex marriage across …

Move Fast If Your Baby’s Momma Is Putting Him Up

A Court of Appeals upheld a trial court’s decision to deny a father the right to deny his child’s adoption …

Adoption and Children with Special Needs

Adopting a child is a blessing for all involved — the child who is being welcomed into a family that …