Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the case of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.- Isaiah 1:17

Adoption, Our Mission

This fall the Phelps Legal Group will begin work on international adoption cases involving children from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa. Our firm will work in conjunction with the 1:17 Center for Global Adoption and Christ’s Hope Congo, an international ministry caring for AIDS-affected...

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I remember the first time my heart broke for orphans. My husband and I stumbled across the Michigan Adoption Resources Exchange (MARE) website. We saw beautiful photos of a sibling group of three boys. Their bios talked about the things they liked: pizza, football and video games, but what they really wanted the reader to...

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Domestic Adoption

International Adoption

A domestic adoption can occur in many different ways. Some adoptive parents work directly with their birthparents, others are assisted by a child placing agency and some adopt as stepparents, guardians and relatives. The 1:17 Center for Global Adoption can assist you in each of these possibilities.

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International Adoption

Domestic Adoption

There are millions of orphan children throughout the world. Each of these children are in need of a loving family and home. The requirements for adopting vary greatly by country. As a Hague accredited child placing agency, the 1:17 Center for Global Adoption can assist you in all issues related to international adoption.

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