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30 Days of Adoption Wishes


Celebrating Outstanding Adoptive Families

30 Days of Adoption Wishes


In honor of November as National Adoption Month and November 21, 2017 as Michigan Adoption Day, the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are highlighting exceptional adoptive families by setting out to fulfill 30 wishes of 30 adoptive families in 30 days in the month of November.

One family’s adoption story and photo will be featured per day throughout the month of November on the MARE website and MARE and DHHS social media outlets. The 30 selected families will be granted a wish to benefit their family and will be presented with their wish at regional adoption month celebrations throughout the state.

Nominate an outstanding adoptive family online

printable nomination form

For more information, contact Michelle Parra, MARE Program Manager at (734) 528-2038 or or visit


Michigan Adoption Day

Michigan Adoption Day is held each year on or about the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Participating courts finalize adoptions, hold parties for adoptive families, and educate the public about the adoption process. Michigan Adoption Day is co-sponsored by the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange, and the Child Welfare Services Division of the State Court Administrative Office.

There will be many adoptions finalized throughout the state during the month of November.   Helping create forever families for our waiting youth is something worth celebrating!  See below for a list of Adoption Day celebrations in a county near you.  This is a great opportunity to celebrate the successes of many growing adoptive families and learn more about how to become involved with foster care and adoption.


Adoption Day orders are due by October 6, 2017!

If you have an event you would like highlighed during Michigan's adoption month, please send appropriate information to MARE at