Foster Care


Over 13,000 children are in foster care in Michigan. They have been removed from their birth families because of abuse and/or neglect. Many of these are kids who have been placed in foster care and their parents have had termination of parental rights (TPR). They will never return to their birth families and need a permanent home. 270 of those Michigan children with TPR have no options or potential placements. Kids who are never adopted are just waiting until they are 18 and then they will “age out.”

According to statistics, kids who age out of the foster care system are:

  • Less likely to be educated

  • Less likely to be employed

  • More likely to be homeless

  • More likely to be incarcerated

  • More likely to be exploited for evil purposes

  • More likely to repeat the cycle

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families...
— Psalm 68:5-6 (NIV)


There are 10,000 churches in Michigan. This problem can be solved! Good families are desperately needed to meet the needs of children in the foster care system. Families of Promise partners with the Department of Human Services and local agencies to recruit and support FOSTER and ADOPTIVE famiilies for Michigan children.

QUICK FACT: Domestic Special Needs Adoption (Adoption from the U.S. Foster Care System) carries virtually no expense. Sometimes subsidies are available for foster/adoptive parents of waiting children in this category.  

Contact Families of Promise at to learn more about the process of becoming a foster or adoptive parent of Michigan kids.