Our Staff

The challenge that many great families face when considering foster care is not knowing where to begin. Our team of Foster Care Navigators understand those “pre-application” anxieties and are here to help.

Our staff of Navigators have fostered, licensed, adopted and advocated for children in the foster care system. As a team, we don’t view the licensing process as a systematic one. It is, essentially, a life changing decision that requires intimate understanding and patience, both of which we can provide.

Region 1a

  Lower Peninsula- Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, & Wexford Counties.

Region 1b

Upper Peninsula- Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, & Schoolcraft Counties.

Aimee Rice lives in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She and her husband, Luke, have an 18 year old foster daughter and two biological boys who are 14 and 10 years old and love almost every minute of helping them develop into their best selves.
Aimee graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelors in Social Work degree after completing an internship with teens in foster care. Aimee is passionate about kids in care, believing with her whole heart that children deserve families who love them. She spends the majority of her free time reading and learning as much as possible about foster care, attachment, trauma, and parenting.

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Elizabeth has been married for almost 17 years, a bio mama for almost 16 years, adoptive mama for 8 years, and was a foster mama for 2 littles. After a mission trip to Ecuador in high school, she knew she wanted to help children in some capacity. She received her degree in Early Childhood Development and worked as a preschool teacher and special education classroom aide. Once she got married she wanted to stay home with her children and even spent many years homeschool her two bio children. After making the difficult decision to close their foster license, she was still wanting to help foster children in some capacity. Elizabeth feels honored to be able to help foster parents get the training and support they need to provide the best care for children going through heartbreaking times.
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Region 2

Arenac, Bay, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Ingham, Isabella, Lapeer, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, & Tuscola Counties.

Region 3

Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, St. Joseph, & Van Buren Counties.

Region 4

Region 4: Branch, Hillsdale, Jackson, Livingston, Lenawee, Monroe & Washtenaw Counties.

Region 5

Genesee, Macomb, Oakland & Wayne Counties.