"I am just absolutely thrilled to have [our adoptive children] in our family," adoptive mother said, with tears streaming down her face in court. "It feels like a match made in heaven."

Orientation and Training

Adoption Orientation
The first step to being approved for adoption is to attend Adoption Orientation at Judson Center. Adoption Orientations are free and presented by experienced adoption specialists at Judson Center's Wayne Regional Office. 

Orientation is currently held the third Wednesday of every month

Contact us today to register!

PRIDE Training

Prospective adoptive parents must attend a 2-day PRIDE Training: Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education. PRIDE training is a competency-based program which provides greater detail about adoption and the responsibilities of adoptive parents. Topics covered include:

  • Attachment and loss issues
  • Discipline
  • Effects of abuse and neglect
  • Sexual abuse
  • Effects of fostering and adopting on the family

PRIDE Training Schedule: January - April 2016


Trauma Training

Judson Center has partnered with the Children’s Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC) through Western Michigan University, and with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, to provide our consumers with training opportunities focused on addressing the needs of the children we work with. Specifically, these trainings address the traumatic experiences that children in foster care and adoptions have had and how foster and adoptive parents can best understand and meet these needs. Judson Center is at the forefront of this important movement and is dedicated to servicing children and families in ways that appropriately address their needs and experiences.  

Trauma Training Schedule 2016

*Training is subject to change so please call to confirm

Toll free :: (800) 443-9959       Direct :: (313) 255-8258       Email :: adoptions@judsoncenter.org 


Due to the nature of the work we do, Judson Center upholds the privacy of the children, adults and families we serve. Therefore, photos and names may be changed to protect identity.