Child & Family
We are committed to building brighter futures for children and youth in Michigan.
Every child deserves a safe and nurturing home where they can grow.
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 2015, we joined forces with Child Safe Michigan to provide an even greater scope of services with the addition of mentoring and the expansion of foster care and adoption services and family preservation services.
Child & Family FAQ
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.
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.
Judson Center’s Child Safe Michigan Program offers foster care, adoption and mentoring services in the metro Detroit area. At Judson Center we are proud to provide foster care resources and foster parent orientations in Wayne County, Macomb County, Oakland County, and Washtenaw County.