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Relative & Kinship Care Information & Overview

Kimberley Baetz

When an individual or family decide to become foster parents, they often have months to prepare while they pursue their licensure – Attending orientations, selecting an agency, attending PRIDE/GROW training, and buying furniture, lock boxes for medication, diapers, etc.

31 Days of Foster Care Wishes

Introducing: 31 Days of Foster Care Wishes

Kimberley Baetz

In honor of May as National Foster Care Awareness Month, the Regional Resource Teams and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are highlighting exceptional foster families by fulfilling 31 wishes of 31 families during the 31 days in May.

Monica with Kids & Family Friends

Monica: The Importance of Finding & Building Support Systems

Kimberley Baetz

Since starting as a Foster Care Navigator with us in October of 2018, Monica Day has had the opportunity to work with many families.

Louie: Family Photo

Louie: Fostering Hope and Dispelling Myths

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Louie and his partner have dedicated much of their lives to helping children in Michigan.

Allyson: Family Photo

Allyson: A Magical Foster Journey

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Allyson Reid and her husband have welcomed seven children into their home since becoming foster parents in 2015, a journey Allyson calls rewarding and enriching.

Jonathan: Family Photo

Jonathan: Fostering Personal Growth

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Jonathan, a father of 10 including children he adopted, said his foster care journey has been fun, challenging, inspiring, enlightening and everything in-between.