WHY BECOME A PARENT?
- There are approximately 13,000 children in foster care who have been abused, abandoned and neglected and need a loving and supportive home.
- Each year there are approximately 3,586 children who need to be adopted to have a forever family.
- Without individuals willing to open their homes and hearts these children will not have a place to call home.
HOW DO YOU BECOME A PARENT?
Contact The New Foster Care ministry for assistance in the journey to become a foster/adoptive home. Or you can follow the suggested steps provided by The Department of Health and Human Services as follows:
- Contact a Navigator to assist you through the process at 855-MICHKIDS. Navigators have experience in the process and are able to guide you through your journey of becoming a licensed foster home.
- Attend an Orientation to bring clarification to the process of what is needed and answer questions you may have as you are getting started.
- After orientation, the agency you selected will provide you with a licensing application packet.
Complete the application that is provided by the agency that you have been selected. The application generally will include:
- Application to be a foster home
- Directions for submitting the fingerprinting form as well as the application.
- Requirements for medical records for the family.
- Additional paperwork may be required per agency guidelines.
- Provide an opportunity for a home evaluation to the agency.
- Attend the mandatory Parent Resource for Information Development and Education (PRIDE) training. The training provides helpful tools and information to prepare individual for becoming a foster home.
- Child Care
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training