The most common requests we receive are from adult adoptees who are seeking medical history information, or are searching for their birth parents or siblings. The steps towards those outcomes will vary depending on the type of adoption that occurred.
CENTRAL ADOPTION REGISTRY
The Central Adoption Registry is maintained by the Michigan Department of Human Services and contains statements from former parents and former adult siblings’ only. Those statements indicate whether the former parents and/or former adult siblings are consenting to or denying the release of identifying information. Information from the Central Adoption Registry will be forwarded to adoption agencies and courts upon request so they can determine what type of information can be released to an adult adoptee. The Registry may only be accessed by the court or agency.
ADULTS WHO WERE WARDS OF THE STATE AND IN THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM PRIOR TO ADOPTION
Should contact the Post Adoption Inquiry Specialist, Connie Stevens, at the Department of Health and Human Services. She can be reached at (517) 335-6075
ADULTS WHO WERE NOT IN FOSTER CARE AND WERE VOLUNTARILY RELEASED FOR ADOPTION
Lutheran Adoption Service is handling the post adoption inquiries for adoptions conducted by Lutheran Adoption Service; Samaritas (formerly Lutheran Social Services of Michigan); and Wellspring Lutheran Services (formerly Lutheran Child and Family Services of Michigan).
For information regarding obtaining information from adoption files, please contact Carol J. Schiller, Post Adoption Resource Coordinator at (248) 663-0700 or firstname.lastname@example.org