"There were like hundreds of people wanting particular children so it depends on need," Willow said. "If a child has very high medical need, there are usually only a few families that apply. So children with less needs, there were more families."
~ Judson Center adoptive parent
If it is not possible for a child in foster care to safely return to their birth parents, Judson Center seeks to identify a loving adoptive family who is best suited to meet the individual needs of the child. In many cases, a member of the child’s birth family or the child’s foster parents will adopt them. However, when this is not possible, the Judson Center Adoption Department looks to our network of recruited adoptive families. If we cannot identify a family from within Judson Center, we work with Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) to connect with adoptive families throughout the state.
Judson Center is unique among child welfare agencies in Michigan because we are one of few agencies who assist families through the entirety of the adoption process. We do this through the use of multiple programs:
Judson Center's Adoption Department:which completes a family assessment