Child & Family

We are committed to creating better futures for Michigan children.

Guided by the belief that every child deserves a safe, permanent, and loving family where they can grow up to be happy and productive members of their communities, Judson Center has been providing family focused services since 1924 in family preservation, foster care and adoption.

For 95 years, Judson Center has had a commitment to family.  We keep families together, help them through tough times and build new ones.   Our roots are strong and today, we continue to help families build a brighter future.  Our dedicated and experienced staff are here to support you every step of the way, on whatever path your family is walking down.

Heidi Raubenolt
LMSW, Director of Child Welfare

Heidi has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Wayne State University with a concentration on Community Practice and Social Action. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University. For the past 13 years at Judson Center, Heidi has worked in foster care, adoption, family preservation and as the manager of the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange. Heidi currently works on a national level to address the needs of youth waiting for adoption as a board member of the Adoption Exchange Association (AEA).

Every child deserves a safe and nurturing home where they can grow, and Judson Center does just that.

Child / Family FAQ

The first step is to contact us. Our knowledgeable staff will answer your questions, send you an informational packet and get you signed up for a 2019 Orientation Schedule.

There are several types of adoptions, including adoption from foster care, domestic or infant, international and step-parent adoption. Adoption from foster care refers to children who have entered the child welfare system due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or death of a parent. Often times children return to their biological parents when it’s deemed safe. Sometimes, however, reunification cannot occur and a child’s parental rights are terminated by the court. It is at that time that the child becomes available for adoption.

There are plenty of ways to support children and families involved in the child welfare system! Whether it’s mentoring a child, providing toys all year round or donating household items to a family in need, every effort makes a huge difference.

Child / Family Resources

In addition to traditional adoption services, Judson Center provides an array of supportive services to help children find their forever families and to give families the support they need to thrive.

Service Locations

Judson Center

4410 W. 13 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073


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Judson Center

12723 Telegraph Rd Suite 200
Redford, MI 48239


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Judson Center

12200 E. 13 Mile Road Suite 200
Warren, MI 48093


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Judson Center

3917 Research Park Drive, Suite B-1A, Ann Arbor, MI 48108


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Judson Center

3840 Packard Road Suite 170
Ann Arbor, MI 48108


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Judson Center

2370 S. Linden Rd.
Flint, MI. 48532

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