What is Foster Care?
Children enter foster care when the courts decide that a child is experiencing abuse, neglect or endangerment in the home of their birth parents/legal guardians. The goal of foster care is to give a child a home and family to care for him until he is either returned to his parents or adopted. This home is provided by foster parents and foster homes.
It is the charitable mission of Open Door Family Services to improve the lives of children in Michigan by providing safe, loving temporary foster homes. We provide services to children from birth to 17 years old regardless of race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental impairments or behavioral health concerns.
Loving foster homes come from loving foster parents. At Open Door Family Services we are actively recruiting foster parents and understand the special importance they can become to a child in need. We evaluate foster parents based on what they can provide to a child and not based on race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, religion or marital status.
HOW DOES OPEN DOOR FAMILY SERVICES PROVIDE HOMES FOR FOSTER CHILDREN?
We actively recruit candidates to become foster parents and then guide them through the process of becoming a licensed foster parent in Michigan. We also work with existing foster parents to maintain their licenses or by connecting them to children in need.
We provide foster homes we’ve licensed or existing foster homes with foster care case management services such as reporting on the child’s status to the court, helping with access to resources, monitoring health status, responding to emergencies, etc. We understand that taking care of the needs of the foster family is taking care of the needs of the child!
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