Be A Foster Parent Today!


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.

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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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.




Troy Foster Care Orientation

Provide a safe and loving home to children by becoming a foster parent with Samaritas.  All orientations are held at the Samaritas Troy Office: 2170 E. Big Beaver Rd. Ste. B , Troy, MI 48083 (We are on the south side of Big Beaver, east of John R next to TCF Bank-use the west entrance...

Jackson Foster Care Orientation

Join us to learn more about becoming a foster parent! A 2-3 hour orientation will give you all you need to take the next steps! 729 W. Michigan Ave. Suite #200 Jackson MI 49201 To RSVP, contact:  Tara O'Kelley at (517) 395-2356 or

Kalamazoo Foster Care Orientation

Join us to learn more about becoming a foster parent! A 2-3 hour orientation will give you all you need to take the next steps! Our office address is 4341 S. Westnedge Ave. Suite 2000, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. To RSVP, contact:  Katie McCuen at (269) 575-5540 or

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