JFS is no longer a direct provider of adoption services. The Resource Center can provide referrals to many adoption service providers in the community that offer culturally and religiously competent services for the Jewish community.
To speak with someone about these resources or if you have questions, contact 248.592.2313 or contact us.
Adoptees over 18 years of age whose birth parents terminated their parental rights on or after September 12, 1980, are legally entitled to obtain the name given to him/her prior to adoptive placement and to request other identifying information about their birth family. All Jewish Family Service and Alliance for Adoption records are now held by the State of Michigan Department of Human Services. Adoptees seeking information should submit a written request accompanied by photo identification, a contact address and telephone number to:
Adoption Inquiry Specialist
State of Michigan
Department of Human Services
235 S. Grand Avenue
Lansing, MI 48909