An organization that is licensed to prepare families to adopt children and to do all the necessary legal, administrative and social work to insure that adoptions are efficiently handled and are in the best interests of the children.
An agency licensed in the state in which it operates that prepares adoptive parents, counsels birth parents, performs home studies, completes paperwork, places children in homes, and performs other adoption-related functions.
An organization, usually licensed by a state, and provides services to birth parents, adoptive parents, and children in need of families. Agencies may be public, or private, secular, or religious and in the state of Michigan must be non-profit.
An organization, usually licensed by the state, that provides services to birth parents, adoptive parents and children who need families. Agencies may be public or private, secular or religious, for profit or nonprofit.