Adoption is designed to help children become a part of a new family when they can not return to their biological family.  Adoption also provides a permanent safe and stable home for children. 

Even though Wayne County is not an adoption agency, there is a need for adoptive parents when children are unable to return home because of abuse, neglect and/or dependency.

The goals of adoption are:

  • to ensure timely permanence
  • to ensure every child has an opportunity for placement in a permanent family
  • to support and strengthen the adoptive family
  • to provide services to all members of the adoption triad (child, adoptive parents and birth parents)

For more information about the adoption process, feel free to contact an adoption social worker at our agency by calling 919-705-6533.