Posted tagged ‘adoption’

Adoption Records

June 25, 2013

Pamphlet from DHS about who can access what information from adoption records and where to begin research:


Coldwater Youth Facilities

June 24, 2013

Coldwater State Home and Training School was a mental health facility for children.    Researchers should be directed to Jan Williams for access to these records.

Michigan State Public School at Coldwater was a special state public school to furnish temporary support and instruction for dependent and neglected children between the ages of four and sixteen until they could be placed in homes or returned to their families. It is also referred to as the Michigan Children’s Institute and Coldwater State Orphanage.  Researchers interested in these records should be directed to Nanette Salyer.

Closed Adoption Agencies

June 24, 2013

DHS has a list of closed adoption agencies that indicates where records might be found:,4562,7-124-60126_7116_7125-15585–,00.html. Most of them were not state run.