Who We Are

Family Adoption Consultants (FAC) is a private, non-profit adoption and foster care agency licensed in the States of Ohio and Michigan.  More than anything else in the world, children deserve a permanent, secure and nurturing family.  Since FAC opened its doors in 1982, we have helped more than 4,500 children find their way to loving adoptive families.  The need for families is great and is even more significant when you consider that the children we serve are innocent victims in their need for the unconditional love, support and connections that only a family can provide.

FAC is a full service adoption agency, able to assist families with both domestic and international adoptions.  Families are educated and supported by experienced and trained professionals as they deal with the complexities of the adoption process, attachment difficulties and the management of special needs presented by the children placed in their homes.

FAC has established relationships with local child welfare organizations and is able to work both within our respective States, as well as throughout the United States to assist families identifying children waiting for adoption.  Additionally, our Michigan office assists children and families by providing foster care services to children in need of a safe place to live while their birth families are getting the assistance they need inorder to be able to parent effectively and safely.

Internationally, we have our own programs through both China and the Philippines.  Our administrators maintain ongoing, personal relationships with government officials and our representatives overseas.  FAC is also able to assist families interested in adoption from Korea and other Asian countries, Latin America and Eastern Europe, by coordinating services with out of State agencies.

 

Michigan Foster Care

Family Adoption Consultants (FAC) strives to find stable and loving foster families for children in need. Foster care is a program designed to provide a substitute family for children in an agency approved household. FAC is contracted with the Michigan Department of Human Services to provide foster care services as well as adoption services in various counties throughout the state. 

The primary goal of foster care is to reunite children with their birth families Many children are waiting for stable and loving homes that can provide them with appropriate care and meet their needs while their birth parents work towards reunification. It takes a special family to be able to bond and care for a child or sibling group, and then say goodbye to that child.  Nonetheless, children need your help. 

Many children are older, have special needs, or are part of a sibling group and need to remain together. Foster care is founded on the premise that all children have the right to physical care and emotional guidance.

FOSTER PARENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Application- Must complete an orientation and foster care application
  • Age- 18 or older
  • Marital Status :Married or Single
  • Income/Employment: Family income must be adequate to meet the needs of the household.(Child Daycare Assistance may be available).
  • Housing: May own or rent.  Adequate bedroom space (40 sq. ft. per child).
  • Health: Medical examination for every household member
  • References: Three written character references
  • Good Moral Character: Police record check.  Abuse/Neglect record check.  Previous licensing record check.
  • Homestudy: On-site home visit and interviews with all family members
  • Training: Initial and ongoing education in the areas of behavioral, emotional and physical needs of children, child management techniques, rights and responsibilities of the agency and foster parents, etc.
  • NEEDS STATEMENT

FAC is in need of mature, stable, nurturing families that are able to make a commitment to, and meet the needs of types of children placed by the agency. Specific qualities the agency looks for include:

  1. A willing to be flexible to type of child placed in the home.
  2. Precious experience with children or adolescents.
  3. Ability to support the goal of reunification.
  4. A willingness to participate in a team effort with foster care staff and birth parents.
Info Packet

Are you ready to adopt?

If you and your family are ready for adoption then please fill out our information packet.
Info Packet
Ohio Guide

Ohio Adoption

A handbook for prospective adoptive families in Ohio.
Ohio Guide

PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal. You are invited to provide comments through COA’s website at:
http://coanet.org/accreditation/hague-accreditation-and-approval/public-comment/

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