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Why should you 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 I become a parent?

Contact The New Foster Care for assistance in the journey to become a foster/adoptive home. Here are the suggested steps provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services:

1

Call a navigator

Call a Foster Care Navigators at 855-MICHKIDS to get started.

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.

2

Attend an orientation

Attend an Orientation to bring clarification to the process of what is needed and answer questions you may have as you are getting started.

3

Complete the application

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:

  • Fingerprinting
  • 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.
4

Participate in a home evaluation

Provide an opportunity for a home evaluation to the agency.

5

Attend free training

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.

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