Without permanency, children often experience doubt, uncertainty, and hesitancy about where they belong and who is going to care for them.

Placement with a permanent family permits the child welfare system to close a child’s case and allows the family to raise the child as a member of the family until adulthood and to make important decisions without governmental involvement.

Michigan law allows for many types of adoption. There are two primary avenues to adopt a child – private adoption, and adopting a child through foster care.  U.P. Kids works primarily with adopting foster children.