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Foster Home Licensing

Family Service & Children’s Aid is contracted with the State of Michigan to license foster family homes. FSCA’s licensing staff is experienced and professional. They strive to provide high quality service to our foster families. Our staff will assist you in completing the extensive documentation involved in the licensing process. They help foster parents understand the needs of the children in foster care, and help families decide what type of child they would be best suited to help. The licensing staff continues to support and train families during and after the licensing process.

 

FSCA’s foster care case managers work closely with our licensed foster families to make sure that the needs of the children in their care are met. The case manager arranges services for the child, and has timely and effective communication with the foster parents. Our agency has a 24-hour on call service, so that in an emergency a foster parent can reach a foster care staff member or supervisor at any time.

Please contact us at 517-787-7920 or fostercare@strong-families.org to schedule a comprehensive orientation or fill out this Inquiry Form to receive more information about becoming a Foster Parent. We can come to your home or meet with you in our office. The orientation typically takes 1  to 2 hours, and if you are a two-parent family both parents must attend.

As part of the foster care orientation process, the State of Michigan has four video segments that must be viewed. The topics are What Every Parent Needs to Know, Attachment & Separation, Impact of Fostering, and The Licensing Process. You can watch these video segments online by clicking here.

 

Pre-Licensing Training
Must be completed prior to a license being recommended.

Ongoing Trainings after Licensure
6 hours of training are required each year after being issued a foster home license

Foster Home Licensing Documents