a full service agency
Greater Hopes operates a full service Child Placing Agency. We are licensed by the State of Michigan to perform private infant and early childhood adoption.
License # CB410252631
what are the things that make greater hopes unique?
We believe in starting to work on your Home Study THE VERY FIRST DAY you apply. We are also able to expedite Home Studies when requested.
Many times there will be an opportunity to get to know your potential birth parents before placement. Your adoption professional will be there, right by your side, to help that process along.
The Legal Process
Our staff includes attorneys as well as the former Kent County Court adoption specialist. We have seen most every legal aspect of adoption. Our team is uniquely qualified to handle legal issues that may arise.
GROUPS & ACTIVITIES
Greater Hopes is a community of Adoptive Families and Friends. We have ongoing support and activities groups to help during your adoption process.
Birth Father Services
Engaging and involving the birth father is an important part of the adoption process. We work very hard at this, starting early on, to ensure that the father's rights are properly addressed so that everything goes smoothly.
Your life-long adoption journey is still just beginning when your adoption is finalized. We are here for you if you run into issues and to help with your on-going relationship with your child's birth parents. All at no cost.
More than an adoption agency
Greater Hopes is unique in West Michigan in that we not only operate a Full Services Child Placing Agency, but we also operate a Family Services Organization dedicated to mothers and children in need. Many of the moms we work with who become adoption minded only want to make an adoption plan with a Michigan family.
From a birth mom
What just one of our birth mothers has to say about us
Greater Hopes helped me in ways that I didn’t think an adoption agency could. They took care of me so well, just like I was family. I felt supported and loved, and they were always there when I needed them. They have such a great support system and a real love for each birth family, and how birth families can heal!
During a difficult time in a single mom’s life of needing to place her child for adoption there will be a lot of sadness. But what I just wrote didn’t sound like a sad story did it? Because it’s not. Greater Hopes made me feel better in a situation where it can be heartbreaking.
fam·i·ly /ˈfam(ə)lē/ /ˈfæm(ə)li/
A group of people who are related to each other, such as a mother, a father, and their children.
greater hopes' definition:
fam·i·ly /ˈfam(ə)lē/ /ˈfæm(ə)li/
Family is what you actively do and what you make it. We have families that start as a Single Person, a Husband and a Wife, a Husband and a Husband or a Wife and a Wife. No two families look exactly the same, they are all unique. And this is precisely what our birth mothers want and need.
What does family look like in an open adoption?
Learn all about open adoption by joining us for our free adoption talk for families
We will discuss the most common questions and fears about open adoption.
The most common questions about adoption
The most common fears about open adoption
Join us for our free adoption talk for families
We will discuss all of the above and answer any questions you may have
We will share stories and experiences from our work with birth mothers and birth fathers. We will talk about insights we have gained into how they feel about their adoption journey and what they hope for in their adoption relationship.
Orientation To Private Infant and Early Childhood AdoptionEVENT DETAIL