Welcome! This site is designed as a resource for foster, adoptive, and kinship families in Michigan and the professionals who serve them. Adoption, fostering, and raising kin are different ways of building a family. Often parents and professionals need to look for outside supports and resources that are sensitive to the unique needs that foster and adoptive children bring to the families that are raising them.
Our goal is to provide information and links to web sites and other resources that will be useful to both families and professionals. Michigan State University School of Social Work has a long term commitment to improving child welfare in the state through training social workers and providing programming to families. This website will feature information that is relevant to the field of adoption in Michigan including sources of information such as links, periodicals, fact sheets, and books, and upcoming training events. Please feel free to browse our site to view the many resources we have available.