I've heard about birth parents trying to regain custody of the children they released for adoption. Could that happen to me if I adopt?

Every legal safeguard is taken to protect you and your adopted child. Prior to 1995, Michigan was one of a very few states that required a court termination of the birth parent’s rights before the child could be placed in a home for adoption. In 1995, changes in Michigan’s adoption law allowed for a temporary placement of a child with a prospective adoptive family immediately following birth, while legal proceedings were completed. The birth parent(s) can also make a direct placement of their child (i.e., the birth parent(s) personally select(s) the adopting parent(s) and consent(s) to adoption of their child by an unrelated individual or couple).