Adoption Option Inc. Foster Care Program
The State of Michigan
There are approximately 13,000 children in foster care in the State of Michigan. These children have been removed from their home due to unforeseen trauma, abuse or neglect. A child’s journey through foster care can be frightening, challenging and traumatic when first removed from their birth family.
The goal of Foster Care is to provide supportive services to birth parents and to help children deal with and gain a better understanding of their emotional and behavioral needs. Foster care also helps to strengthen birth families in overcoming life challenges and to assist families in becoming reunited, while ensuring the safety and well-being of their children. Foster families help provide these children with stability, consistency, and support as they grow and develop while in their care.
When a foster child is referred to our agency we assign a foster care caseworker to work with the child, the birth family, and their foster family to ensure the child’s needs (safety, health, education and progress towards permanency) are better met. Community referrals for the child and family are provided as needed.