143,000 Michigan children live in a family with allegations of abuse and/or neglect. Every day, 58 more children are added to the list.
Over 15,000 Michigan children are living in out-of-home placement (foster homes)
One Individual, One family can make a difference... Will you be the one?
Each year, LCFS serves more than 650 children in agency supervised foster homes. Most of these children have been temporarily removed from their families because of abuse and/or neglect. They are in desperate need of nurturing families and stable homes.
LCFS strives to meet that need by offering immediate, 24-hour foster care placement for children.
State Ward Adoptions
Approximately 70% of Michigan’s state ward (parental rights permanently terminated) adoptions occur with foster families. LCFS specializes in this type of adoption through Lutheran Adoption Service.
Becoming a Foster Parent
Many people are qualified to be licensed as foster parents: single, married, young or old, regardless of race or church affiliation.
LCFS professionals involve prospective foster parents in developing a plan of care for each foster child in their home and offer foster parents ongoing training and continued support.
LCFS provides 24-hour access to foster care staff. In crisis situations, foster families and children have immediate access to support.