Once an adoption is completed in Michigan, a new birth certificate is issued which shows the adoptive parents as the parents of the child. There is no indication on the certificate that the child was adopted.
My career as an adoption attorney — and my commitment to families and children — has always been informed by my work in mother-baby nursing. I have both a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) from the University of Detroit, Mercy and a Master of Science (MS) degree in Maternal-Child Health from Boston College. I had a long career in nursing which included direct care of mothers and babies in labor and… Read more about Mary