A child becomes available for adoption through the Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services, through an order of Permanent Custody granted by Ottawa County Juvenile Court. Once the child is in the permanent custody of Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services, they are legally free to be adopted.

A family is the most important thing a child can have. Every child has a right to a permanent family. A family to love, care for and keep the child safe. Currently, in Ottawa County, there are children who need adoptive families. These children are older and sometimes part of a sibling group. They are all in need of a forever family.

Currently, Ottawa County Children Services is working with Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiting for families that are able to open their homes and hearts to one of our children. Please visit our Children Waiting page if you are able to open your home and heart to a child in need.

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