I live in Michigan and wish to adopt a child from another state; what is the process?

A family wishing to adopt a child from another state must have an approved family assessment (home study) before they can be considered for the adoptive placement of a specific child. Because of differing adoption laws among states, families should consult with a licensed child-placing agency or an attorney for information on Michigan’s requirements and out-of-state procedures before committing to adopt an out-of-state child. Interstate adoptive placements are subject to the provisions of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (MCLA 3.7111). The Compact procedures ensure that all applicable state laws and policies are followed when an interstate placement is made. The Department of Human Services administers the Interstate Compact provisions.