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Joan Hadersbeck,
Executive Director

218 S. Main St.
Rockford, MI 49341

Sheri Schmidt,
Social Work Supervisor



  • Mission Statement:  To meet the needs of children by helping to bring children and parents together, building families through adoption.

  • Adoption Advocates Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit evaluation and child-placing agency, licensed by the State of Michigan. We have provided home studies, education classes, adoption counseling as well as post-placement services for Michigan families since 1999.

  • If you are adopting internationally, we partner with your placing agency to help you complete all of the mandatory state and Citizenship & Immigration Services paper work, along with the documents required by other countries, including post placement supervision and reports. We have successfully assisted in over 900 adoptions for families throughout Michigan who have adopted from 18 countries worldwide.

  • If you are adopting domestically, we offer a full range of services beginning with the home study, through the post placement requirements and court finalization of your adoption. We will process the adoption through the courts and will prepare all the necessary documents for you, if these services are needed.

  • Our team of experts offers you a wealth experience and knowledge. We understand the process families go through to bring their children home and many of our staff have personally adopted. Our goal is to facilitate and guide you through the many steps of adoption in a thorough, timely and organized manner. While there is no guarantee of a positive home study assessment, we will make every effort to assist you in fulfilling your dream of building your family through adoption.