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 Hope Foster Love Foster Change

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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Adoption & Confidential Intermediary Search Services

When reunification of an abused or neglected child with their parents is not possible, and parental rights have been terminated, the Child and Family Charities adoption program links children who need a home with families wanting to adopt. Child and Family Charities also offers assistance for ADULTS seeking to reconnect after an adoption has taken place.

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Supervised Parenting Time Services

Child and Family Charities contracts with other area MDHHS agencies to provide supervision of family visitations for children and parents who are under court order due to abuse and neglect. Regular visitation in a family-friendly setting can have a positive impact on the ability of families to achieve successful reunification with their children. Referrals for services come directly from MDHHS.


Child and Family Charities also contracts with the local Friend of the Court offices to provide a fee-for-service to also support regular family visitations for non-custodial parents to maintain contact with their children when required by court order to be under a supervised setting. For more information about obtaining supervised parenting time for a Friend of the Court order, please contact Tonya Taylor at 


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