What is the legal effect of a Michigan adoption? What if the birth mother is a minor? What is a home study? Get the answer to these and other questions.

Through the process of adoption, a child becomes the legal child of the adoptive parents. Once the adoption is completed, there is no legal distinction between a birth child and an adopted child. The child becomes an heir of the adoptive parents. The adoptive parents assume all legal and financial responsibility for the child until the child is 18 years of age.

While the birth parent knows in their heart that they gave birth and life to the child, through the process of adoption, all of their rights and responsibilities for the child are ended.