Skip Navigation
Michigan Department of Human, Official Website for the State of Michigan Home
close print view
Does Michigan law permit parental consent (private) adoptions?
Yes, as of January 1, 1995. Parental consent adoption is when birth parents directly consent, in a court of law, to the adoption of their child by the prospective adoptive parent(s). These adoptions are referred to in the law as “direct placement” adoptions. They are facilitated by licensed private adoption agencies or by adoption attorneys. However, even when an adoption attorney is used to facilitate the adoption process, an approved adoptive family assessment (or “home study”) must be completed by a child-placing agency.

FAQ Categories
 •  General Questions
 •  Adoption
 •  Child Care Fund: General
 •  Child Care Fund: Monitoring Changes
 •  Complaints
 •  Customer Resources
 •  Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)
 •  Emergency Needs
 •  Equal Opportunity
 •  Family Independence Program (FIP)
 •  Foster Care
 •  Foster Care Age 18-21
 •  Home Heating Credit - Department of Treasury
 •  Legislative Services - Top Constituent Questions Answered
 •  Native American Affairs
 •  Safe Delivery
 •  State Disability Assistance (SDA)
 •  Weatherization
QR code Home
PoliciesMichigan Survey

Copyright © 2014 State of Michigan