Adoption Services

Adoption Services Millington MI

New Light Child & Family Institute Adoption Services

Meet the Supervisor

Tina Sentell LLMSW
Placement and Permanency Program Manager

Tina has almost twenty years of experience helping children and families with foster care. In 2005, Tina officially joined the New Light Team where she began her career with New Light as an Adolescent and Family Counselor. In 2007, Tina co-authored the Foster Care and Certification Program for New Light Child & Family Institute. She has spent the past twelve years developing, managing, and expanding the program.

Our Foster Care Team:

New Light’s Foster Care Team currently also has a Foster Care Supervisor, # Case Managers – 5, # of transporters – 3 and # od Case Aides – 0  who work to support our Foster Homes and the children in our care.

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:

Tina Sentell
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.