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Outside Michigan Links & Resources

For families outside of Michigan who are interested in adoption, visit AdoptUSKids. This is a comprehensive national website with many articles, trainings, and state-specific links. It also includes photolistings of children all over the United States and the ability to register as an interested family and complete child-specific inquiries. 

Military families should contact agencies in their home state (where you have residency) to complete the family assessment. More information may also be found by visiting militaryfamily.org, childwelfare.gov, and adoptuskids.org.  

If you live outside of Michigan and are already approved for adoption, you may inquire on Michigan children through the AdoptUSKids online inquiry system. Instructions on inquiring on Michigan children are sent to all interested families through the messaging system of the website.

Many states and regions have their own adoption resource exchanges. To link to these other state-specific resources, view the list below. 

The Adoption Exchange The Adoption Exchange
Member States: Colorado, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Northwest Adoption Exchange Northwest Adoption Exchange
Member States: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
The Southeastern Exchange SEEUS Member States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
Alabama
Families 4 Alabama’s Kids
Alaska Alaska Adoption Exchange
Arizona Arizona Department of Economic Security
Arkansas Arkansas Adoption Resource Exchange
DHS Portal
California California Kids Connection
California Department of Social Service Child and Youth Permanency Branch
Colorado The Adoption Exchange
Colorado DHS
Connecticut Connecticut Dept. of Children & Families
Delaware Delaware Youth and Family Center
Florida Florida Dept. of Children & Families
Georgia Division of Family and Children Services
My Turn Now
Hawaii Partners in Development Foundation
Idaho Idaho’s Wednesday’s Child Special Needs Adoptive Parents Services (SNAPS)
Illinois Adoption Information Center of Illinois (AICI)
Indiana Indiana Foster Care & Adoption Assoc.
Iowa Iowa Kids Net
Kansas Kansas Children’s Service League
Kentucky Special Needs Adoption Program (SNAP)
Louisiana Department of Social Services
Maine A Family for ME
Maryland Maryland Dept. of Human Resources
Massachusetts Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, Inc.
Minnesota Minnesota Adoption Resource Network, Inc
Mississippi Mississippi Children’s Home Services
Missouri Missouri Adoption Exchange
Montana Dept. of Public Health & Human Services
Nebraska Nebraska Adoption Exchange
Nevada The Adoption Exchange
New Hampshire New Hampshire Dept. of Health and Human Services
New Jersey State of New Jersey Dept. of Children & Families
New Mexico New Mexico Adoption Exchange
New York The Adoption Album
North Carolina NC Kids
North Dakota North Dakota Dept. of Human Services
Ohio Adopt Ohio
Oklahoma Oklahoma Dept. of Human Services
Oregon Northwest Adoption Exchange
A Family for Every Child
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange
Statewide Adoption & Permanency Network
Rhode Island Adopt Rhode Island
South Carolina South Carolina Council on Adoptable Children
South Carolina Heart Gallery
South Dakota South Dakota Dept. of Social Services
Tennessee State Adoption Exchange
Texas Texas Adoption Resource Exchange
Heart Gallery of Northwest Texas
Heart Gallery of Central Texas
Additional Texas Heart Galleries
Utah The Adoption Exchange
Vermont Vermont Dept. for Children & Families
Virginia Virginia Dept. of Social Services
Washington Families Like Ours
Washington State Dept. of Social & Health Services
West Virginia West Virginia Adoption Resource Network
Wisconsin Adoption Resources of Wisconsin
Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center
Wyoming The Adoption Exchange

Helpful Resources

Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE)
www.mare.org
800-589-6273

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
www.michigan.gov/mdhhs

AdoptUsKids
www.adoptuskids.org
888-200-4005

Child Welfare League of America
www.cwla.org
703-412-2400

Child Welfare Information Gateway
www.childwelfare.gov

FosterClub’s Booster Club
www.booster.fosterclub.com

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
www.nacac.org
651-644-3036