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Adoptive Families of Southwestern Michigan 


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616-424-4341

Adoptive Parent Support Group

4th Monday of the month

6:30 - 8 PM

1608 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Jillayne moc.evil@legorkjb or 269-344-02020 (F&CS)

Adoptive/Foster Support Group

Tuesdays bi weekly

9 - 10 AM

Online
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AFSN: Support Group

2nd Thursday of the Month

Family dinner served at 5:30 pm. Kids activities (0-teen) and adult support group from 6:30-7:30 pm

8655 University Blvd., Berrien Springs, Mi  
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For more information or to RSVP, contact Carol Jordan at godshands4kids@gmail.com;

Alger County DHHS

2nd Monday of the month

1pm

Marquette Missionary Church, 1804 Wright Street, Marquette, MI 49855
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Geared towards foster parents in Alger, Marquette, and Schoolcraft Counties

Alger, Marquette, & Schoolcraft County Support Group

1st Friday of each month

6:30 - 7:30 pm

275 Lost Creek Dr. Marquette, MI. 49855
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sarahs@upkids.com; plingle@communityactionam.org; or jjudd@greatlakesrecovery.org

Geared towards foster parents in Alger, Marquette, and Schoolcraft Counties

Allegan County – Bethany Christian Services

Utilizes Mosaic Fostering Together Group

3rd Tuesday of the month

6:30pm to 8:30pm (6pm; light dinner served)

Ridge Point Church, 3014 104th Avenue, Holland, MI 49423; Door E
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RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnhBqZUDtmOl9DkizQn6fZZVg0n2Yk4iU045wzibV9V05RjQ/viewform

Geared towards foster parents Ottawa and Allegan Counties

Allegan County Foster Support

Quarterly


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Wende Green wndgreen@aol.com 

Arenac County DHHS

Utilizes Adoptive Family Network Support

3rd Monday of the month

6:30pm to 8pm

Li'l Sprouts Daycare, 2801 Sterling Road, Omer, MI 48749
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Contact Person/RSVP: Margaret White; mwhite@afsn.org

Geared towards foster parents in Arenac County but all foster parents are welcome

Cass & St. Joseph Foster/Adoptive Parents 


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Administrators:  Carrie Stratton Burrows, Brooke Van Prooyen 

Cass/St. Joseph County Foster Parent Support Group

3rd Thursday of every month

5:30pm to 7:30pm

207 E Michigan Ave, Three Rivers, MI 49093
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Crystal Hughes, Licensing Specialist, hughesc1@michigan.gov or 269-303-4341

Charlevoix County (Faith Based)

Community Reformed Church, 100 Oak Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720
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Contact Person: Lynda Stolt; 231-547-9482

All foster parents are welcome

Chippewa/Mackinac/Luce County Support Group

2nd Tuesday of each Month

5:30 - 7:30 PM

111 East Spruce St., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
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Clare County DHHS

4th Tuesday of the Month

5pm-8pm

Clare Assembly of God; 3557 E. Colonville Rd. Clare, MI. 48617
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Contact Person: Terri Roe 989-387-8546

All foster parents are welcome

Clinton County Support Group

4th Monday of the Month

6:00-7:30 PM

1013 S US Highway 27, Saint John, MI 48879
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Molly Jordan - workofheartcasfls@gmail.com

Coalition Training

2nd Monday of the Month

6pm to 8pm

3355 Dunckel Rd. Lansing, MI. 48911
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All foster parents are welcome

Coffee and Conversation

2nd Tuesday of the Month

9:30 am

3165 Wright Street, Marquette, MI 49855
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All Welcome

Coffee and Conversation

2nd Thursday of the Month

9 AM

821 1st Street, Menominee, MI
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24 hours prior to event

Sarah Sorensen; sarahs@upkids.com or 906-231-6056

Coffee and Conversation

Tuesdays bi weekly

9 - 10 AM

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FAK Families

Crawford County DHHS

3rd Tuesday of the month (September through May)

5:30pm to 8pm with a potluck

First Presbyterian Church, 513 Charles Brink Road, Gaylord, MI 49735
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All foster parents are welcome

Delta County – UP KIDS PARC

3rd Thursday of the month

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

1222 Ludington Street - Escanaba, MI
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Sarah 906-231-6056 or sarahs@upkids.com

All foster, adoptive, and guardianship parents are welcome

Delta County DHHS

2nd Tuesday of the month

6pm

Delta County DHHS, 2940 College Avenue, Escanaba, MI 49829
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Geared towards foster parents in Delta County but all foster parents are welcome

Dickinson County – UP KIDS PARC

3rd Friday of each month

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - CST

220 E. Hughitt Street Iron Mountain, MI 49801
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Sarah Sorensen; sarahs@upkids.com or 906-231-6056

All foster, adoptive, and guardianship parents are welcome

Dickinson County DHHS

2nd Thursday of the month

6pm to 8pm

Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare Conference Room; 715 Pyle Drive, Kingsford, MI 49802
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Contact Person: Gena Johnson, gjohnson@greatlakesrecovery.org (906) 458-1042

Geared towards foster parents in Dickinson and Menominee Counties but all foster parents are welcome

Eaton County Support Group

1st Thursday of the Month

6:15-8:00 PM

800 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte, MI 48813
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Amy Nierenberger - (517) 749 4136 or amyN115@yahoo.com

FAK Parents Support Group

TBD

TBD


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Contact tgould@fecfamily.com for details.

Families on the Move, Inc.

2nd Thursday of the Month of September - June

5 - 8 PM

8200 West Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48219
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Veda Thompkins 313-532-0012, Trina Daniels 313-835-3636

Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship families from all counties welcome for potluck dinner.

Foster Adopt Kinship Support Group

3rd Thursday of the Month

6:00-7:30 PM

222 Huron Ave., Port Huron, MI 48060
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Anita Hyde - (810) 922-5247 or Anita.Hyde@enniscenter.org

Foster Parent Support Group

Tuesdays

7 - 8 PM

Online via Blue Jeans Meetings
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Foster Parent Support Group – Orchards Children’s Services

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Select Thursdays

6 pm - 8 pm


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Training Department: 248-258-1278 or 248-530-5370

Foster/Adoptive Parent Connect – Livingston

3rd Monday of the Month

7pm

Meeting Room 1, 7526 Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116
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seantgibson@yahoo.com

Foster and Adoptive Parents

Gladwin DHHS & PARC

3rd Monday of the Month

6 - 8 PM

540 Lang Road, Beaverton, MI 48612
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Kristine Martin 989-418-1787

All foster parents are welcome!

Gogebic, Iron, Ontonagon

Last Thursday of the Month

5:00 - 6:30 PM

610 US-51, Hurley, WI 54534
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Grand Traverse County – Child and Family Services of Northwest Michigan

3rd Thursday of the month

5:30pm to 7pm

Child and Family Services, 3785 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684
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RSVP required by 5PM on the Monday before the date of the meeting

Contact Person: Molly Nachazel; mnachel@cfsmail.org; 231-946-8975

All foster parents are welcome

Grand Traverse County (Faith Based)

Faith Reformed Church, 2586 Crossing Circle, Traverse City, MI 49686
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Contact Person: Marshall Holtvluwer; 231-922-0888

All foster parents are welcome

Gratiot County DHHS

2nd Tuesday of the month

6:00pm to 8:00pm

605 E. Suppior St. Alma, MI 48801
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Morgan (989) 463 1422 or morgan@linkforfamilies.org

All foster parents are welcome

Houghton, Baraga, Keweenaw

1st Monday of the Month

6:00 - 8:00 PM

2801 W Sharon Ave, Houghton, MI 49931
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Isabella County

4th Monday of the Month

5:30pm-7:30pm

Commission on Aging: 2200 S Lincoln Rd. Mount Pleasant, MI. 48858
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Tracey DeFeyter 989-560-1968; unstoppableT@hotmail.com

All Foster and Adoptive families are welcome; Dinner and Childcare are provided

Jackson County – Samaritas

Utilizes Jackson Coalition Support Group

2nd Monday of the month

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1505 W Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49202
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Geared towards foster parents in Jackson County

Jackson County Foster Family Support Group

3rd Thursday of the month

3 pm - 4:30 pm

Online
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Jean Lee: leej14@michigan.gov

K-First Foster Care/Adoption Ministry

4th Sunday of month

12-2 PM

5550 Oakland Dr., Portage, MI
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Katie moc.liamg@knahsk

Kent County – Samaritas

4th Monday of the month

6pm to 8pm

Christ Lutheran Church, 2350 44th Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49519
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Geared towards foster parents in Kent, Ionia, Muskegan, Montcalm, Ionia, Ottawa, and Allegan Counties

Kent County – Wellspring Lutheran Services

Quarterly

Call 616-281-4601 to get dates and times

Wellspring Lutheran Services, 1715 Sutherland Dr SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
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All foster parents are welcome

Kent County (Faith Based)

Kentwood Community Church, 1200 60th SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
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Contact Person: Jodi Lewis; 616-455-1740 ext. 324

All foster parents are welcome

Kent County (Faith Based)

Impact Church, 1069 Lincoln Lake Avenue SE, Lowell, MI 49331
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Contact Person: Suzanne Deeren; 616-897-8304

All foster parents are welcome

Kent County (Faith Based)

Resurrection Life, 5100 Ivanrest Avenue SW, Grandville, MI 49418
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Contact Person: Chris Bennett; 616-534-4923

All foster parents are welcome

Kinship Care Group

12 - 2 PM

320 W. Woodlawn Avenue, Hastings, MI 49058
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Call location for dates and to RSVP for childcare.

Kinship Parents

Kinship Support Group

1st Tuesday of each month

12:30-2:30pm

415 South 28th St., Battle Creek, MI 49015
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Sharon Dewey 269-274-4077

Kinship Support Group

3rd Thursday of each month

6:30-7:30 pm

415 South 28th St., Battle Creek, MI 49015
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Sharon Dewey 269-274-4077

Livingston County – Catholic Charities

Utilizes FAK

3rd Wednesday of the month

6pm to 8pm

Livingston County Department of Public Health, 2300 E Grand River Ave # 102, Howell, MI 48843,East Complex, Conference Room D
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All foster parents are welcome

Macomb County (Faith Based)

Freedom Christian Assembly of God, 41380 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48314
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Contact Person: Kim Wilmoth; 586-731-6447

All foster parents are welcome

Macomb County DHHS

4th Tuesday of the month

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Macomb County DHHS, Verkuillen Building-Senior Auditorium, 21885 Dunham Road, Clinton TWP., MI 48036
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Contact Person: Erica Smigill, 586-770-9883; smigille@michigan.gov

All foster parents welcome

Marquette County DHHS

3rd Tuesday of the month

5:30 - 8 pm

234 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette, MI
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Geared towards foster parents in Alger, Marquette, and Schoolcraft Counties

Mason County – Bethany Christian Services

Utilizes Kids Belong

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday

9:30 to 11:30am (M), 6:30pm to 8pm (W), and 9am to 11am (TH)

Lake Harbor United Methodist Church, 4861 Henry Street, Norton Shore, MI 49441 (M); Forest Park Covenant Church, 3815 Henry Street, Norton Shores, MI 49441 (W); Life Change Church,3084 Whitehall Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445 (TH)
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Contact Person/RSVP: Janice; 231-286-7892 (M); Contact Person/RSVP: Sandy Allen; 231-865-3242 (W); Contact Person/RSVP: Kerry Fretty; 231-894-8474 (TH)

All foster parents are welcome

Mason County DHHS (Also see Oceana County DHHS)

3rd Tuesday of the month (Odd Months)

5:30pm

Mason County DHHS, 915 Diana Street, Ludington, MI 49431
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Contact Person/RSVP: ruedisalej@michigan.gov; 231-327-6851

Only for foster parents in Mason and Oceana Counties

Mid Michigan Foster Adopt Support Group

2nd Monday of the month

6:30pm to 8pm

River’s Edge Learning Tree Child Development Center, 311 Germania, Bay City, MI 48706
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Contact Person/RSVP: Lorrie Foor 989-326-1559

Geared towards foster parents in Bay County but all foster parents are welcome

Midland County – All Foster Parents

3rd Wednesday of the Month

6:00pm-8:00pm

711 Ashman Street, Midland, MI 48640
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All foster parents and perspective foster parents are welcome. Located upstairs in the Captured Photography Studio and The Loft/Little Midland

Missaukee County DHHS

3rd Sunday of the month

4pm to 6pm

Cooley High School, 221Granite Street, Cadillac, Mi 49601
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Contaact Person/RSVP: April Nowland; 231-884-2363

WexfordMissaukee@fosterclosetofmichigan.org

Geared towards foster parents in Missaukee and Wexford Counties

Newaygo County DHHS

2nd Tuesday of the month

6pm to 7:30pm

Newaygo County DHHS, 1018 Newell, White Cloud, MI 49349
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Contact: Shay Frisbie; (231)245-2515; FrisbieS@michigan.gov or Sara Gilbert; (231)414-2842; GilbertS3@michigan.gov

All foster parents welcome

Oakland County – Ennis Center for Children

Monthly

Ennis Center for Children, 91 S. Telegraph Road, Pontiac, MI 48341
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RSVP: 248-334-2715

Only for their foster parents

Oakland County – Oakland Family Services

3rd Thursday of the month

6pm

Oakland Family Services, 114 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, MI 48341
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Contact Person: 248-858-7766

Only for their foster parents

Oakland County – Orchards Children’s Services

4th Thursday of the month

6pm to 8pm

Orchards Children’s Services, 24901 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48075
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RSVP: 248-258-1278 or 248-530-5370

All foster parents welcome

Oakland County DHHS

Utilizes Open Arms

2nd Wednesday of the month (September through June)

7pm to 8:30pm

Brightmoor Church, 40800 W 13 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48377
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Contact Person: openarmsbcc@gmail.com

All foster parents are welcome

Oceana County DHHS (Also see Mason County DHHS)

3rd Tuesday of the month (Even Months)

5:30pm

Oceana County DHHS, 4081 W. Polk Road, Hart, MI 49420
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Contact Person/RSVP: ruedisalej@michigan.gov; 231-327-6851

Only for foster parents in Oceana and Mason Counties

Online Support Group


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Contact ldavidson@fecfamily.com

Osceola County – Eagle Village

Does not hold one regularly
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Call 231-832-2234 for more information

Only for their foster parents

Oscoda County DHHS

3rd Thursday of the month (September through May)

5:30pm to 8pm with a potluck

First Presbyterian Church, 513 Charles Brink Road, Gaylord, MI 49735
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Contact Person: Lori; 989-370-6831

All foster parents are welcome

Otsego County DHHS

3rd Thursday of the month (September through May)

5:30pm to 8pm with a potluck

First Presbyterian Church, 513 Charles Brink Road, Gaylord, MI 49735
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Contact Person: Lori; 989-370-6831

All foster parents are welcome

PARC Support Group

1st Thursday of the Month

6:00-8:00pm

4091 Van Slyke Rd., Flint, MI 48507
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Adoptive Parents

Schoolcraft County – UP KIDS PARC

3rd Tuesday of the month

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Potluck Style

315 Walnut Street, Manistique, MI
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Sarah Sorensen; sarahs@upkids.com or 906-231-6056

All foster, adoptive, and guardianship parents are welcome

Shiawasee Support Group

4th Tuesday of the Month

6:30-8:00 PM

7320 W. Beard Rd., Shaftsburg, MI 48872
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Anita Hyde - (810) 922-5247 or Anita.Hyde@enniscenter.org

St. Clair County Support Group

3rd Thursday of Every Month

6:00pm-7:30pm

222 Huron Ave. Port Huron, MI. 48060
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fosteradopt-connect-tickets-58870115099

All current and prospective Foster Parents

Support Group

2nd Saturday/month, but varies

3:00 PM


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Contact mwaning@fecfamily.com

Support Group


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Contact mdulaney@fecfamily.com

Support Group

1st Tuesday of the Month

6:00-8:00pm

1997 Towner Rd. Haslett, MI
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Anita Hyde - (810) 922-5247 or Anita.Hyde@enniscenter.org

Support Group

3rd Friday of the month

7:30 PM


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Contact ldavidson@fecfamily.com for details

Support Group

Various Dates/Times


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Katie Steele: ksteele@fecfamily.com

Support Group

Various Dates/Times


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Katie Steele: ksteele@fecfamily.com

Tuscola County – New Light Child and Family Consultants

1st Thursday of the month

10am to 12pm AND 6pm to 8pm

New Light Child and Family Consultants, 8511 State Road, Millington, MI 48746
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Only for their foster parents

UP FAK Support Group

Tuesdays

8:30 PM

Online via Blue Jeans Meetings
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Van Buren County (Faith Based)

First Baptist Church, 1635 76th Street, South Haven, MI 49090
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Contact Person: Kim Collins; 269-637-1291

All foster parents are welcome

Washtenaw County – Fostering Futures

1st Wednesday of the month

6:15 PM to 8:15 PM

3300 Washtenaw Avenue, Suite 260, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Contact Person: Kassondra Wasek; 734-481-8999; kwasek@ffkids.org

Washtenaw County – Hands Across the Water

3rd Wednesday of the month

6:30pm to 8pm

Hands Across the Water, 781 Avis Drive, Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
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Contact Person: adraper@hatw.org

All foster parents are welcome

Washtenaw County – Judson Center PARC

1st Monday of the month

6pm to 8pm

2065 S Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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Jane Argiero; Jane_Argiero@judsoncenter.org

All foster parents are welcome

Washtenaw County DHHS

Raising Kids Affected by Trauma

2nd Sunday of the month

2pm to 4pm

The “5th Corner” Teen Center, 211 Willis Road, Saline, MI 48176
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Contact Person: 734-657-7172 or fosterdad101@gmail.com

All foster parents are welcome

Washtenaw/Wayne County- Foster Care/Adoption Support Group

3rd Monday of each month

6pm-8pm

49555 N. Territorial Road, Plymouth, MI 48170
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Karen.fostermom@yahoo.com

bharris@northridgechurch.com

Open to all foster and/or adoptive parents and those who are curious!

Wayne County

Third Monday of every month (September thru June)

6:30pm - 8:30pm

North Ridge Church; 49555 N. Territorial Road, Plymouth, MI 48170
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Contact Karen Schultz 734-718-3804 or karen.fostermom@yahoo.com

All foster parents are welcome; Educational credits will be issued. Childcare is provided for $5/first child and $3/each additional

Wayne County – Ennis Center for Children

2nd Monday of the month (except July, August, and December)

6pm to 8pm

Ennis Center for Children, 20100 Greenfield Road, Detroit, MI 48235
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Only for their foster parents

Wayne County – Methodist Children’s Society

3rd Thursday of the month

5 PM - 8 PM

Methodist Children’s Society, 26645 W. 6 Mile Road, Redford TWP., MI 48240
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Juliana Rodriguez 313-531-6190, jrodriguez@mchsmi.org

Wayne County – Vista Maria

Utilizes Families on the Move

2nd Thursday of the month (September through June)

5pm to 8pm

Westminister Church of Detroit, 17567 Hubbell Ave, Detroit, MI 48235
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Contact Person/RSVP: Veda Thompkins; 313-532-0012 or Trina Daniels; 313-835-3636

Facebook Page: Families On The Move, Inc. (non-profit organization)

All foster parents are welcome

Wayne County – Wellsprings Lutheran Services

3rd Wednesday of the month

5pm to 7pm

Wellspring Lutheran Services, 25900 Greenfield Road Suite 401, Oak Park, MI 48237
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Only for their foster parents

Wexford County DHHS

3rd Sunday of the month

4pm to 6pm

Cooley High School, 221Granite Street, Cadillac, Mi 49601
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Contact Person/RSVP: April Nowland; 231-884-2363

Geared towards foster parents in Missaukee and Wexford Counties