Celebrating Adoption Month

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November 22, 2022 is Michigan Adoption Day, and the month of November is National Adoption Month. Every year MARE and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services takes advantage of this time to highlight 30 outstanding adoptive families that have made an impact on the lives on children throughout the state of Michigan. These adoptive families are nominated by their adoption agencies, friends, families, coworkers, and anyone else that has seen them open their heart and their home to youth in need of a forever family.

If you have the privilege of knowing an outstanding adoptive family, and would like to nominate them to be honored during National Adoption Month 2022, please complete this online nomination form.

Starting in November 2022, as families are chosen to be honored as an Outstanding Adoptive Family, their photos and a description of their family will be posted below. Come back daily to see every family that has been selected. Until then, you can view the families who were honored last year.

Outstanding Adoptive Families Galleries