Catholic Services of Macomb has been providing adoption
services for over fifty years. We have placed hundreds
of children into loving families. Adoption can be a wonderful way to begin
or add to your family if you are unable to have a biological child.
Adoption can also be an answer for a woman who has found herself in an unplanned pregnancy
and does not feel ready to parent, but wants her child to have a future with a
Q: What is
A: Adoption is a legal process
which places a child with adoptive parents who raise the child as a member of
their own family. There are many forms of adoption including infant
domestic adoption, international adoption and special needs
Q: What types
of adoptions does Catholic Services of Macomb do, are there fees involved?
A: We provide domestic infant
adoption services. We offer both financial assistance, lenders who will assist with your adoption loan, or you can simply pay adoption fees with a visa or mastercard.
Q: Does CSM do
A: Most of the adoptions we do are
open adoptions; however, the birth parents are able to choose whether or not
they want an open adoption and how much openness they want in the
adoption. Adoptive couples are also given a choice of whether or not they
want to have an open adoption and how much openness they want. Most birth
parents do choose some level of openness in adoption.
Q: What is open
A: Open adoption means that the
birth parents and adoptive couple have some contact. The level of openness
varies from exchanging pictures and letters through the agency, to the birth parent(s) having contact with the family and the child at the home of the
adoptive family. The level of openness is discussed between the birth
parent(s) and adoptive couple at the beginning of the adoption process, and a
plan for openness is developed.
Q: Can CSM assist
us in our adoption plan if we already know someone who wants us to adopt their
A: Yes. We assist many
families who have an "identified" adoption, meaning that they already know and
have agreed upon adoption with a birth parent. It is required by law that
a home study be completed for any family that is adopting, regardless of whether
or not they already know the birth parent. You will be asked to
go through the application and home study processes as other couples do;
however, your adoption will be somewhat different as you are already matched
with a birth parent. It is best to contact Catholic Services of Macomb as soon as possible, as it does
take time to complete the home study process.
For additional information, click
on the Contact Us button at the top of the page,
or call 1-586.416.2300
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