Family Adoption Consultants (FAC) is a private, non-profit adoption and foster care agency licensed in the States of Ohio and Michigan. More than anything else in the world, children deserve a permanent, secure and nurturing family. Since FAC opened its doors in 1982, we have helped more than 4,500 children find their way to loving adoptive families. The need for families is great and is even more significant when you consider that the children we serve are innocent victims in their need for the unconditional love, support and connections that only a family can provide.
FAC is a full service adoption agency, able to assist families with both domestic and international adoptions. Families are educated and supported by experienced and trained professionals as they deal with the complexities of the adoption process, attachment difficulties and the management of special needs presented by the children placed in their homes.
FAC has established relationships with local child welfare organizations and is able to work both within our respective States, as well as throughout the United States to assist families identifying children waiting for adoption. Additionally, our Michigan office assists children and families by providing foster care services to children in need of a safe place to live while their birth families are getting the assistance they need inorder to be able to parent effectively and safely.
Internationally, we have our own programs through both China and the Philippines. Our administrators maintain ongoing, personal relationships with government officials and our representatives overseas. FAC is also able to assist families interested in adoption from Korea and other Asian countries, Latin America and Eastern Europe, by coordinating services with out of State agencies.
- Hague Accredited
- Domestic and International Adoptions
- the ability to be approved concurrently for International and Domestic Placements
- Foster Care Services
- Comprehensive Services to Birth Parents
- Pre and Post Placement Training and Support
- Foster Care Certification
- Searching Services
The communication and relationshps we build with our clients is of the highest priority to our staff. The staff at FAC is here for our clients throughout the entire adoption process and beyond. Many of our staff have experience with adoption in their personal lives and have now devoted their careers to assisting others through their adoption journey.
Our Beliefs and Principles…
- We believe that every child has a right to a safe, permanent, secure family of their own.
- We believe that adoption is a permanent commitment between the parent(s) and child.
- We believe that a child’s best interests should be the single, most important consideration in making decisions about his/her future
- We believe that every client is unique and should be treated as such.
- We believe that every client has the right to make decisions about what is best for their family.
- We believe that whenbirth parents and/or adoptive parents are involved as partnerswith the agency staff throughout the adoptive proces, both the needs of the child and the family can be met in a more productive manner.
- We believe that education and preparation are paramount in ensuring a successful adoption experience.
- We believe that adoption is life-long and our commitment to birth parents, children and families continues long after an adoptive placement occurs.
- We believe in the value of adoption as a positive solution for birth parents, children and families.
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143 Gougler Ave.
Kent, OH 44240
42140 Van Dyke Ave. Suite 210
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
734 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1
Howell, MI 48843
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Judee Genetin- Divisional Director
Amy Zauel – Director of Adoption
Brandon Hannah – Director of Foster Care and Licensing
Jackie Smigel – Ohio Domestic Program Administrator
Renee Baker – Ohio International Program Administrator
Michelle Para – Michigan Admin. Assistant Julie Hocevar – Ohio Admin. Assistant
Louise Wasielewski – Adoption Specialist Sherri Abbott–OH Adoption Specialist
Sheila Lipka – Adoption Specialist Marie Dailey–OH Adoption Specialist
Stephanie Fitch – Adoption Specialist Lisa Homady–OH Adoption Specialist
Laura Francis-Bohr- Adoption Specialist Sandy Jordan–OH Adoption Specialist
Amanda Clasman – Adoption Specialist Lisa Luchka–OH Adoption Specialist
Claudia Webb – Licensing Specialist Vicki Phillips–OH Adoption Specialist
Andrea Lentz – Licensing Specialist Buffy Ramos–OH Adoption Specialist
Beverly Tullar – Foster Care & Licensing Specialist Jodi Rice–OH Adoption Specialist
Madison Dawson – Licensing Specialist Jordan Nussbaum – Intern
Phil Niklowicz – Foster Care Specialist
Joei Houle – Foster Care & Licensing Specialist
Cassie Young – Foster Care Specialist
Christy Reyes – Foster Care/Licensing Specialist
Brianne French – Intern
Don Fenstermaker – IT Consultant
Michigan office Ohio Office
42140 Van Dyke – Suite 210 143 Gougler Ave
Sterling Heights, MI 48314 Kent, OH 44240
NEW HOWELL OFFICE OPEN
734 S. Michigan Avenue
Howell, MI 48843
You can view our Mission Statement by clicking here.
You can view our Adoption Policy by clicking here.
Foster Care Policy
You can view our Foster Care Policy by clicking here.
Ohio Domestic Fee Schedule: Click Here
China Fee Schedule: Click Here
Philippines Fee Schedule: Click Here
Independent International Fee Schedule: Click Here
Professional Affiliations and Accreditiations
Signifies that FAC meets an international standard of practice based upon a treaty, the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of International Adoption. The treaty establishes protection for children, birth parents and adoptive parents. This accreditation is issued by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and requires that all U.S. State Department standards have been met. Families adopting from a Hague ratified country such as China and the Philippines, must work with a Hague accredited adoption agency.
Oldest and largest affiliation of licensed, non-profit international adoption agencies in the world. Leading voice on intercountry children’s services with a mission to advocate on behalf of children in need of permanent, safe and loving families. Joint Council promotes ethical child welfare practices, strengthens professional standards and educates adoptive families, social service professionals and government representatives throughout the world.
Coalition of many of America’s finest charitable organizations that are dedicated to meeting the needs of children all over the world. CCA’s mission has two goals : (1) to heighten public awareness of children’s issues and the solutions to their problems and (2) to help member agencies raise funds, mainly through participation in workplace campaigns, to meet children’s needs.
Founded in 1974 by adoptive parents and is committed to meeting the needs of waiting children and the families who adopt them.
The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. These standards include those required by the US Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world. Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.
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