Foster Care Extension Overview

  • If you are between the ages of 18 and 21 and participated in Michigan's foster care program, you may be eligible for continued support until age 21. Extending foster care to age 21 offers a safety net of supportive services and financial benefits during the critical transition to adulthood, including:         Foster Care Extension Checklist.
    • Extension of foster care payments.  

    • Continued oversight by a caseworker for additional support.  

    • Counseling services.  

    • Continued health care coverage.  

    • Training in independent living skills.  

    • More time to finish high school and pursue vocational or secondary education.      

    Your Next Steps

    Contact your local DHS office and ask for the Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care Liaison - They can answer your questions and help you apply. If you don't meet program requirements now, ask the liaison how you may become eligible in the future.  

    Check out our FAQs  -  Get answers to your questions and learn more about the program.