Be A Foster Parent Today!

Become A Foster Parent!

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.

Samaritas has been providing services for children and families since 1934. We are also Michigan’s largest private foster care organization, helping more than 800 children daily. Our experienced staff are passionate about their desire to help foster families create a better life for the children in their care.

To request more information on becoming a foster parent or mentor.

For the children in your care, you will provide

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  • A safe place to sleep
  • Meals
  • Clothing
  • A nurturing environment
  • Transportation to school, family visits, therapy and medical appointments
  • A positive adult role model

In return you will receive:

  • Daily reimbursement from the State of Michigan to cover the cost of the child’s food, clothing, transportation and recreation (medical and dental care is provided by the state)
  • Ongoing training and support from Samaritas
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are helping a child in need

We have a critical need for foster parents willing to take in school-aged children, teenagers and sibling groups.

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Refugee Foster Care

Are you willing to support an unaccompanied minor who has fled his or her country to start a new life in America? Find more information about our Samaritas Refugee Foster Care Services.

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Sep
17

Be The Rock Celebration Dinner

You are cordially invited to “Be the Rock that Starts the Ripple of Transformation” in our community by joining us at our “Be The Rock” Celebration Dinner. With your support, we can continue to meet the growing needs of children, families and seniors in Michigan...
Sep
19

ArtPrize - Rock Scavenger Hunt

ArtPrize in Grand Rapids – September 2018! Our Samaritas seniors and foster youth in Grand Rapids are busy helping artist, Erick Picardo, create a painting which will be printed as a beautiful mosaic on river stones.  Here's where YOU come...
Sep
28

Foster Care Orientation - Port Huron

Provide a safe and loving home to children by becoming a foster parent with Samaritas. Register for orientation by contacting Claudia King at (313) 269-7895 or cking1@samaritas.org  All orientations are held at the Samaritas Port Huron Office: 312 Superior Mall, Port Huron, MI 48060
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