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.
The Judson Center family is committed to providing a safe, supportive and a loving home to all children. We are people focused and strive for excellence in all we do. Please consider joining our family as a foster or adoptive parent, a mentor or a volunteer. Help us continue building brighter futures for children and families.
Chief Strategy Officer
Khadija has spent the majority of her career focused on the well-being of youth in foster care, leading organizations that help youth who are transitioning out of foster care into adulthood, providing support to foster and adoptive families, and assisting families at-risk before foster care is necessary. She is also co-founder and board president of a non-profit that offers semi-independent housing, permanent relationships, and life skills training for youth in foster care. Khadija has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.
Child & Family FAQ
I’m interested in becoming a foster parent. What’s the first step?
The first step is to contact us. Our knowledgeable staff will answer your foster care questions, send you an informational packet and get you signed up for a 2022 Foster Parent Orientation Schedule.
What is adoption from foster care?
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.
I’m not sure I’m able to foster or adopt right now. What else can I do to help?
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.
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.
Flint, MI 48507
Warren, MI 48093
Royal Oak, MI 48073
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Dearborn, MI 48126
Ann Arbor, MI 48108