All children need a safe place to live, healthy food to eat and a positive, nurturing environment.
Foster care is an opportunity to provide a safe haven to children who range in age from birth to 17, from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Foster parents are essential to providing stable, temporary homes that protect and nurture these children in the hope of eventual reunification with their birth parents. Foster parents are 24-hour care providers and role models. They provide food and shelter and transportation to appointments. They are part of a team, working cooperatively with birth parents.
Services for foster families include:
Why become a foster parent?
What makes Family & Children Services unique?
Download Printable Brochure
Watch: Why Foster Parents Love the Job
Unlike foster care, adoption is an opportunity for children to have a “forever family” when they are unable to live safely with their birth parents. We are currently accepting pre-adoptive families for school-aged children and older.
Please visit the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) for more information about children waiting for adoption.
Regional Service Areas
Family & Children Services’ Foster Care Program accepts direct referrals from agencies in Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Cass, St. Joseph, Van Buren and Allegan Counties, although referrals are accepted from throughout the state. This service is available to children 0-17 years of age and their parents of all races and ethnic backgrounds.
© Family & Children Services. All rights reserved. Kalamazoo (269) 344‑0202 - Battle Creek (269) 965‑3247