Adoption Services

Adoption Services Millington MI

New Light Child & Family Institute Adoption Services

Meet the Supervisor

Louise Ponder LBSW
Placement and Permanency Program Manager

Louise has over seventeen years of experience working in foster care, certification, and adoption services. Louise brings additional experience in medical social work, community mental health, and domestic violence. A graduate of Saginaw Valley State University, Louise earned her BSW in 1998 and is currently an LBSW.  

Our Adoption Program

Adoption Services at New Light Child & Family Institute:

New Light Child & Family Institute provides a full range of adoption services that include:

  • Adoption Orientation
  • Adoption PRIDE Training
  • Home Studies
  • Adoptive Child Assessments
  • Adoption Petitions
  • Post-Placement Supervision
  • Finalization

We work with foster care, MARE, and interstate adoptions as well.

Learn More about Adoption

To inquire about how you can give a child a “forever family” through adoption please contact:

Louise Ponder
Phone: (989) 465-7746
Fax: (989) 871-3663

To schedule an orientation to learn more please fill this form out to get in touch with us:

    Why Adopt?

    There are many children who unfortunately do not have a loving and supportive home environment. Prospective adoptive parents recognize the need for this type of home environment for these children, as well as the need for a child to become a member of a supportive and loving family. Adoption can change the world, and certainly will change a child’s world.

    New Light Child & Family Institute was founded in 2007 as a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Corporation. Licensed with the State of Michigan as a Child Placing and Adoption Agency, NLCFI holds a contract with the State of Michigan Department of Human Services to provide general foster care and adoption services to children and families from many counties within the Mid-Michigan area.

    For being the first one it was wonderful! Kids all had a great time . Was wonderful having a safe environment that was kid friendly! Thank you to all the staff!
    Mae B.

    Primary Communities Served



    Cass City

    Birch Run