Non-Relative Foster Parent Licensing

Michigan strives to provide safe, nurturing homes for children entering foster care. To ensure quality foster homes are available for youth entering foster care, the Department of Human Services and its private child-placing agency partners are committed to licensing 1,450 new, non-relative foster homes from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013.

Progress Report

Currently, 1,528 new, non-relative foster homes have been licensed.

To learn more about becoming a licensed foster parent, call
1-855-MICHKIDS or visit

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