The LAC is Reopening!
Starting on Monday, July 6, 2020 you can once again get help in person at the Legal Assistance Center. Initially, open hours will be limited to 10 am to 2 pm from Monday to Friday.

For your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers, you will be required to wear a mask or face covering to enter the courthouse and to get help at the LAC. To promote social distancing we will be limiting the number of people in the LAC.

If you are not feeling well, have a fever, or have been exposed to someone who has or may have COVID-19, please stay home and be well. You can still get help by phone by calling 616-632-6000. You will be asked to leave a message and we will return your call as soon as we can.
Adoption

Adoption

Adoption is the court process of become the legal parent of a child or adult. Adoptions can be filed by a married couple, a single adult, a step parent, or a relative.

For Informational Purposes Only: This summary is provided for basic informational purposes only. It is not legal advice. For legal advice about your situation, you must talk to a lawyer.

Forms & Case Packets
  • Packets (forms & instructions) for Step Parent, Relative and Adult Adoptions are available FREE at the Legal Assistance Center.
  • Additional free and low cost forms, including free Motion forms, are available at the Legal Assistance Center.