Who May Adopt, Be Adopted, or Place a Child for Adoption - Michigan

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Who May Adopt

Citation: Comp. Laws §§ 710.24; 710.41

The following persons may adopt:

  • Any person
  • A person together with his or her spouse, if married
  • A person who is married to the person who has legal custody of the child

Who May Be Adopted

Citation: Comp. Laws § 710.24

Any child or adult may be adopted.

Who May Place a Child for Adoption

Citation: Comp. Laws §§ 710.23a, 710.23b, 710.23c

A child may be placed by any of the following:

  • A parent or guardian having legal and physical custody
  • A child-placing agency having legal and physical custody
  • The department having legal and physical custody
  • A court having legal and physical custody