Wood & Associates: Attorneys At Law

Adoption

Adoption is a life-changing process to navigate. Don't go it alone.

Adopting a child into your family is a life-changing experience. If you’re ready to begin the process, you need an experienced adoption attorney by your side. We have helped families in Battle Creek, Lansing, and Grand Rapids, MI come together for over 15 years. We will do everything we can to make your adoption process as smooth as possible.


No matter the circumstances, adoption is a complex process. We can help you navigate: 

  • Adopting a child through an agency or private adoption
  • Putting your child up for adoption
  • Adopting a relative’s child

Contact us today to learn more about the adoption process and how we can help. 

I can't say enough about how above and beyond Brigette Booser went for our family when we were in need of her legal counsel. She was very professional, compassionate, attentive, and incredibly intelligent."

Jim Bunn

Questions you may be asking:

Michigan requires the parties to be married for at least one year prior to the finalization of the step parent adoption process.

The laws are supposed to have become gender neutral in Michigan. Thus the presumption that a child born while the mother is married is considered a “product” of the marriage. In Michigan it really depends on who blind the IVF was. Was it a known donor or a random donor? Need to check on this mor.

You do not have to be married to adopt a child. However, a single person is usually only able to adopt a child, without being married, if the child’s biological parents parental rights have been terminated and the child is now a ward of the state.