Greater Hopes - Michigan Adoption Center

Pregnancy Information

COMING SOON… Pregnant or think you might be… Let us help. Our services are completely confidential.

Parenting Information

COMING SOON… Greater Hopes believes in families. We have the help and support so you can have the family you want.

Greater Hopes operates a Full Service Child Placing Agency with the answers to your adoption questions.


Greater Hopes is seeking Adoptive Families who want to open their hearts and their home to a newborn who is anticipated to have moderate to possibly serious special health needs. The family will need to have an adoption home study and be approved to adopt a mixed-race child.

The placing parents prefer a one or two-parent family with at least one Mom. The parents want an ongoing family relationship with the adoptive family.

To inquire and be considered please MAIL

  1. A signed release form. Find it here.
  2. A letter of introduction from your social worker.
  3. A paper copy of your Home Study / Pre Placement Assessment.
  4. A paper profile, a family book, or a link to an online profile for the placing family to review.

Mail to:
Cathy Raidna
c/o GHFS
2453 28th St. SW
Wyoming, MI 49519

Greater Hopes staff will follow up with all mailed in inquiries as they are received.


About us

At Greater Hopes we’re all about helping to strengthen families. That could mean bringing adopting families together with birth families, creating a brand new bigger family. Or that could mean helping parents raise their children while gaining great new tools and a new brighter outlook.

Cathy Raidna

Founder and Executive Director

“We believe in tenderly caring for children by thoughtfully providing excellent and ethical Family Support and Adoption Services.”

Cathy Raidna

Cathy earned her Juris Doctorate at Michigan State University. She is an Attorney in good standing admitted to the State Bar of Michigan. 

Our Next Free Public Event

An Open Question And Answer Session About Private Infant & Child Adoption And What That looks Like in Today's Culture.

Next Upcoming Event
3 February 2022
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More Upcoming events

February 2022
03 February 2022

Orientation To Private Infant and Early Childhood Adoption

Before we can give you an Application to Adopt, the State of Michigan requires you to ...

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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07 February 2022

Birth Mother Support Group | Special 02/22 Meeting

Our birth moms, also known as first moms, meet regularly and welcome new members with open ...

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
1020 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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15 February 2022

PartnerFamily Support & Education Meeting

Each meeting offers a group discussion or a presentation on a specific adoption topic. This is ...

6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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March 2022
08 March 2022
26 April 2022

Helping Your Child Succeed

Our program is a family-centered initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills. It features activities to ...

6:00 pm
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14 March 2022

Birth Mother Support Group

Our birth moms, also known as first moms, meet regularly and welcome new members with open ...

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
1020 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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What People Are Saying About Us


Greater Hopes has completely changed our family forever. We have loved every minute of working with them since they make you feel so welcome and part of their family.



I contacted Cathy with some questions about foster care/adoption. I expected to make an appointment, but Cathy answered all my questions over the phone, all for free.



Greater Hopes helped me in ways that I didn’t think an adoption agency could. I felt supported and loved, and they were always there when I needed them. They have a real love for how birth families can heal!


Contact Info


(616) 451-0245 call or text

Email Adress

Grand Rapids Office

2453 28th Street SW
Wyoming, MI 49519


Mon - Fri: 9 am to 5 pm
Sat & Sun: closed

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(616) 451-0245
(616) 451-0245
Greater Hopes
2453 28th Street SW
Wyoming, MI 49519