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Services and Eligibility

Successful Adoptions Don’t Just Happen

    It's hard work, and sometimes you may feel like you are out there alone, doing one of the hardest jobs in the world. Post Adoption Resource Center, a program of U.P. KIDS, is here to support you in the most important job you will ever have, being a successful adoptive parent. Post Adoption Resource Center has four regional offices in the Upper Peninsula to ensure that families through out the UP get connected to the services their family needs, in a quick and friendly manner. Resource managers in each of the four regions are well acquainted with the resources in their communities and the surrounding areas.

  • Advocating for your family
    Post Adoption Resource Center resource specialists can advocate for families trying to navigate the mental health system, education services, supplemental Social Security, and provide information on subsidy applications and changes.
  • Helping you and your family reach your goals
    Post Adoption Resource Center offers support and training to families who have adopted children. Each of the four sections of the Upper Peninsula offers families trainings in areas that effect adoptive families, as well as the support of families who are experiencing the same problems, successes, and goals as your family.
  • Preserving the Family
    Sometimes issues or event challenge the resiliency of the family and threaten the success of the adoption. A Post Adoption Specialist can meet regularly with your family and assist in whatever it takes to hold together and strengthen the family. This could include helping you develop a family plan that identifies the services, strategies, and supports to meet your goals.
  • Whatever it takes!

Available Services

    The Post Adoption Services program supports adoptive families in any way that can help ensure a successful and permanent placement for the child. The services include:

  • Information and referral to appropriate community services
  • Liaisons for adoptive families with community services
  • Support groups for adoptive families and adopted children
  • Case management and crisis intervention services

Who Qualifies?

    If you are an adoptive family who:

  • Has an adopted child(ren) who is currently under age 21 and is adopted from the Michigan child welfare system
  • Has a finalized adoption
  • Currently lives in one of the supported counties
  • Could benefit from supportive services
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Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 250-0393
(877) 423-2029
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