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Where do you start your adoption journey? Right here!

If you have been thinking about adoption for a while now and you're ready to take the next step and learn more about the different types of adoption, the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange is here to help no matter where you are in the process! MARE is an information and referral service for prospective adoptive parents interested in adopting children from the foster care system. We are also a resource for adoption workers looking for homes for these children.

The MARE website provides a photolisting of waiting Michigan children and of Michigan families interested in adopting children with special needs. The child listings are updated throughout the week and families may inquire on waiting children through our website.

Below are some of the most common questions we have received. If a question you have is not answered, contact our Adoption Navigators for your specific questions and scenarios.

If you are ready to become a registered user of the MARE website to complete inquiries, our handy Family User Guide should help walk you through the registration, log in, and inquiry process!