Michigan law recognizes 7 types of adoptions. If you take a look at the law you may find an adoption that suits your situation.
- Direct Placement Adoption. This adoption is when the biological parents choose the adoptive parents. Through a process involving court approval and termination of the biological parent’s rights the adoptive parents become the legal parents of the child.
- Step-Parent Adoption. Here the spouse of the parent adopts the child through the consent to termination or termination of the other parent’s rights. Then the spouse becomes the legal parent.
- Relative Adoption. In this case a relative to the child adopts the child. In the adopting parent is related to the child in the fifth degree the adoption process is a bit simpler.
- Single-Parent Adoption. As the name implies a single parent adopts a child.
- Guardianship Adoption. When the court has already appointed a guardian he guardians sometimes wish to adopt. Oftentimes this is for finality and for stability of the child’s life.
- Adult Adoption. When the adoptee is an adult the process is more basic and simple. An adult can consent to an adoption and so there is little room for a court to second-guess the adoption.
- Foster Care Adoption. When foster parents choose to adopt the State of Michigan normally handles this.