DABSJ helps adoptees and birth parents/siblings who are connected to an adoption facilitated through our agency.
D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s supports searchers, by responding to their request for information about their biological family by following the Michigan Adoption Law.
"Michigan's adoption law requires that adoption agencies, Department of Human Services, and the probate courts maintain and release information from adoption records in their possession. In general, information from closed adoption records can be released to the:
•Adult adopted person
•Adoptive parents of a minor child
•Adult biological/former sibling
The type of information that can be released to the above referenced individuals varies. All individuals are entitled to receive non-identifying information. It is the adult adopted person who may obtain identifying information, which would be dependent on certain circumstances."
*Above information sourced from Michigan.gov
*Our fee for processing requests for information from adoption records is $60
Confidential Intermediary Services
D. A. Blodgett – St. John’s offers this service for eligible individuals who desire contact with a birth relative. This service is most often requested by adult adoptees who were adopted before 1980.
*Our fee for providing Confidential Intermediary Services is $300.*.