Reducing wait times in Michigan

In April, I wrote about legislation in Michigan that would help speed up the adoption process for children in foster care. This month, Governor Rick Snyder signed the three bills into law. According to the Department of Human Services Web site, the superintendent of the Michigan Children’s Institute (MCI) is now able to permit designeesContinue reading “Reducing wait times in Michigan”

How to tell your family you’re adopting

Here’s something I wish I had known three years ago: As much as you want it to be, announcing your decision to adopt will not be like announcing a pregnancy. Not everyone will be happy for you. So, if you’ve decided to adopt, here are some things you might want to consider before sharing theContinue reading “How to tell your family you’re adopting”