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Child Care/Placement Agency Adoption Rates

All foster care agencies under contract with DHS, licensed to provide adoption services, and all non-profit licensed adoption agencies without a foster care program are offered adoption contracts. Payment for adoption is based on an outcome based reimbursement system. Agencies are recognized for achieving outcome related to the timeliness of placement, or for unique recruitment efforts.

A residential rate ($10,000.00) will be paid to an agency that places a child for adoption directly from residential care. The child must be placed within 120 days of leaving residential care.

A MARE rate ($9,325.00) will be paid to a non-custodial agency that places a child registered on MARE with a recruited family. A foster or relative family is not considered a recruited family. The child may be placed in foster care with the prospective adoptive family for up to 150 days. (Note: The 150-day approval will require an exceptional situation).

An Intra-Agency MARE rate ($7,000.00) will be paid to the custodial agency that places a child registered on MARE for six or more consecutive months with a recruited family. A foster or relative family is not considered a recruited family. The child may be placed in foster care with the prospective adoptive family for up to 120 days. Documentation of recruitment efforts is required to obtain this rate.

A five-month premium rate ($8,660.00) will be paid to an agency that places a child in its care in adoption within five months of the child's permanent wardship.

An enhanced rate ($6,520.00) will be paid to an agency that places a child in its care in adoption within seven months of permanent wardship. An agency will also receive the enhanced rate for placing a child within nine months of permanent wardship if the child was referred to the agency for adoptive placement prior to registration of the child on MARE.

A standard rate ($3,860.00) will be paid to an agency that places a child in its care seven months after the date of permanent wardship.

An enhanced pre-placement fee ($2,600.00) will be paid to an agency when a child in its care is referred to another agency or DHS local office within three months of the child's permanent wardship date.

A standard pre-placement fee ($1,300.00) will be paid to an agency when a child in its care is placed by another agency or DHS local office and the criteria for an enhanced pre-placement fee does not apply.

For further information concerning Michigan's Adoption Contract Management call 517-373-3513.
For more information e-mail us at: fiaweb@state.mi.us

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