Speak to an agency
Who can help answer your questions and walk you through the process. That’s where we come into play. We are here to provide you with the answers you need to help you understand more about the process and what to expect.
The orientation will go over the guidelines required to become a foster parent in Michigan and let you know what to expect when you become one.
Complete the application
Once you go through the orientation process, you will need to fill out the application packet. It consists of such things as getting fingerprinted, completing the application, submitting the application and fingerprint clearances to the worker, obtaining medical records for your family and completing additional paperwork for the worker.
Undergo a home evaluation
The agent will need to go through your home and make sure it passes inspection before the child will be allowed to come home with you. Expect to undergo multiple interviews and on-site visits. Once you make it through the orientation and application process, the worker will schedule the visit.
When all is said and done, you can be on your way to bringing home the child or children who are waiting for someone to provide them with a safe, loving and nurturing environment where they can continue to grow and thrive as individuals.