Children in this program are in Michigan’s foster care system due to abuse or neglect.
The Older Child Adoption Program identifies loving and permanent families for children in Michigan’s foster care system. These children are legally free for adoption and are many times older children.
After a period of time in foster care with the goal of reunification with their parents, the children’s parents’ rights have been terminated and they are now available for adoption. Our primary need is for families who are able to care for older children (8 and up), large sibling groups (3 or more where at least one child is over 8), or medically fragile children. Some of these children may display moderate to severe mental health and behavioral needs.
The adoption worker is involved in the thoughtful and deliberate process of selecting families for children and assisting the family and child with the transition to the adoptive home. Once the child is in the adoptive home, the adoption worker provides support and referral services.
Part of the adoption worker’s role is to prepare the children and families for adoption. To achieve this, the adoption worker thoroughly assesses each child’s history and needs to determine the best type of family to meet his/her needs. The family will complete an application packet and be assigned to an adoption worker who will complete a family assessment/home study.
Seeking Foster Families
D.A. Blodgett - St. John’s is seeking families who are able to care for school aged children and teens, as well as children with moderate to severe needs and medically fragile children.Contact Us Today