Forever Families was established in 1997 when Jean Stenzel and Denise Weiss collaborated to develop and institute the highest in ethical adoption services in the State of Michigan. Forever Families was built on the commitment of one-on-one support, as well as credible and ethical placement opportunities. Since the beginning of our services, Forever Families continues to be proud of the acknowledgment and respect received from the adoption community, legal courts, and public and private professionals.

Our priorities:

  • Network credible adoption resources and placement opportunities for adoptive parents worldwide.
  • Offer pregnancy counseling and birth parent support, intervention 24 hours, seven days a week.
  • Providing ongoing support and intervention with hospitals and professionals seeking placement assistance for a child.
  • Conduct adoption educational workshops and training for the community, private individuals, and organizations.

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website in March 2020!

About Jean Stenzel, LMSW MSW, Chief Administrative Officer

Jean M. Stenzel is one of the co-founders of Forever Families, Inc. She has been working in the social work field since 1986 after completing her Bachelor of Science degree from Lake Superior State University. Jean went on to earn her Master in Social Work degree in 1996 from Wayne State University.

Jean has a commitment to children and families and has spent many years advocating for children. She has been part of many committees and collaborative groups that have focused on providing permanence for children. Jean has provided her experience and expertise through collaborations with community public and private adoption facilitators.

Jean holds a strong commitment to providing ethical adoption services with an active role in protecting adoptive families, birth parents, and children. She believes in the insurance of permanency for children and the promotion of adoption awareness throughout the State of Michigan.

We are a non-profit licensed adoption placement agency, committed to providing the highest standards in adoption opportunities, with continuous support, preparation, and interventions. We would love to help you please contact us with any questions or inquiries!