Child Welfare

Child Welfare is a division of social work that is focused on the safety, permanence and well-being of children who have been abused and/or neglected. Child Welfare specialists work with children and their families on levels from prevention to intervention to ensure each child is safe and raised in a loving and stable home environment. At Child and Family Charities, our Child Welfare division is comprised of Foster Care Services, Adoption Services and Foster Home Certification Services. To learn more about each program, click the links below.

Foster Care

Ensuring safe & loving homes for abused, neglected and vulnerable children and youth. Approximately 13,000 Michigan children are in foster care at any given time. For up to date information on the child welfare in Michigan, click this link: Click here for information on child welfare in the State of Michigan.

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Foster Now

Child and Family Charities currently seeks individuals and families who are willing to open their home and their heart to a child in need of a safe place to live temporarily. We are also seeking potential adoptive parents who want to expand their family and increase the amount of love in their home by adopting through foster care.

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When reunification of an abused or neglected child with their parents is not possible and parental rights have been terminated, Child and Family Charities adoption program links children who need a home with families wanting to adopt.

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Supervised Parenting Time Services

Providing families involved with the Friend of the Court services to aid in supervising parenting time when a court order is present. To get started, a signed FOC court order can be faxed to 517-882-3506 or dropped off at the agency directly. Visitations can often begin within one week of receiving the order. CFC provides a family-friendly, no judgement environment where you and your children can feel safe during your visits. CFC provides the required documents and feedback directly to the court as needed.


Child and Family Blog

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Part Three: The Agency’s Perspective


Part Two: The Child’s Perspective


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