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Foster Parent Resources

Foster Parent Resources

Voice 1 - Fifteen Statements from the Youth Board

Discussing issues and concerns of Michigan foster youth.

Interdepartmental Report on At-Risk Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

Youth who age out of foster care are at high risk for poverty, homelessness, unemployment, and other poor outcomes. This report focuses on the challenges these young people face and how
the public and private sectors can help them.

Addressing the Educational Needs of Children in Foster Care in Michigan

Each person who influences a foster child’s education is given an opportunity to mitigate the effects that placement in foster care will have on the child’s long-term educational success. This resource guide is the first step toward positively affecting a foster child’s education. 


FosterClub for Parents

Information and Free On-line training for Foster Parents.  Here is where you can get the youth informed training that will give the tools you need to be the best support for your children.

Questions about Adoption?

MARE refers prospective parents to agencies and answers questions they might have about adoption and children with "special needs."

Fostering Forward Michigan

We are Michigan's statewide foster, adoptive and kinship parent coalition. Our families are working together to achieve better outcomes for the children in our care. 

National Foster Parent Association (NFPA)

Our Mission is to be a respected national voice for Foster, Kinship and Adoptive Parents through networking, education and advocacy.

NFPA Contact Info

MSU Kinship Care Resource Center

The KCRC serves kinship care families across the state by providing information and referrals to resources and services for caregivers and the children they are raising.