MISSION: Serving people as an expression of the love of Christ
OUR STORIESReal People, Inspiring Lives
Foster Care Services:A Safe Home for Every Child
Children & Families HOME
Family Reunification Services
Supervised Independent Living
Education & Training Vouchers for teens leaving Foster Care
Foster Care for Refugee Youth
Thousands of Michigan children need temporary homes where they can feel safe, secure and loved. Some are victims of abuse or neglect. Some have been abandoned by their birth families. It’s not their fault!
To be a successful foster parent you must love children and want to help them. You must meet the requirements for licensing by the State of Michigan and go through initial and ongoing training. You must be willing to cooperate with birth parents who are working towards reunification with their children.
Lutheran Social Services of Michigan has been providing services for children and families since 1934. We are Michigan’s largest private foster care agency, helping more than 800 children every day across the Lower Peninsula. Our experienced staff are passionate about their desire to help foster families create a better life for the children in their care.
Be A Foster Parent!
Looking for the Foster Parent Training Schedule? Choose the location closest to you:
Ann Arbor and Jackson
Flint and Saginaw
For the children in your care, you will provide:
In return you will receive:
We have a critical need for foster parents willing to take in school-aged children, teenagers and sibling groups.
HELP A TEEN: Supervised Independent Living
If you are unable to become a foster parent, consider providing a room for an older teen in our Supervised Independent Living program. You will not need to be licensed, and you will not have the legal obligations of a foster parent. In exchange for a negotiated monthly rent, you will provide a room and perhaps board, and will help the youth to learn the basic skills necessary to be a successful adult.
Operation Good Cheer delivers Christmas to Foster Care Kids Video from WWMT News
Frequently Asked Questions
What is foster care?How can I help?What kind of children are in foster care?What do foster parents do?Can I have a job outside the home?What kind of financial support would I get?
Where can I download well child exam forms for my foster child?
Where can I download Mental Health Screening Tools (ASQ-SE/PSC)?