Catholic Human Services, Inc.- Traverse County

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1000 Hastings
Traverse City, MI 49686
United States

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Monday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Catholic Human Services has been providing adoption services since 1980. We were pioneers and national leaders in the open adoption movement and have provided this approach to adoption longer than any other agency in the country.

Simply put, open adoption promotes ongoing relationships between adopted children and their birth families. We are proud to have arranged close to 600 infant adoptions across northern Michigan.

Prospective adoptive parents? If you want to give a loving home to a baby, you can trust CHS to:​​

Be welcoming and answer your questions.

Provide a complete understanding of our program.

Be transparent with costs and processes.

Services and information

  • Adoption
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

Parents can access the Michigan Foster Care Portal (MFCP), which is a tool that helps expedite licensure. The portal can track progress and list the next steps a foster parent needs to take. The MFCP also contains FAQs and helpful guides for parents.

In addition to online tools, foster families also receive some financial support. How much they receive depends on the child's age and needs. Parents may also be entitled to additional reimbursement that covers care costs.

Plus, foster families can access many local and state-wide support organizations and advocacy groups. These groups provide resources, answer questions, and are happy to help form connections between foster parents.

Your foster care agency is always there if you have questions or concerns. Their goal is to ensure the child's well-being and assist parents through the fostering process and beyond.

Another path you might want to consider is co-parenting with the birth parents. The end goal in most foster cases is to reunite a child with their parents or primary caregiver. You'll work with the birth parents anyway to set up visitations, and co-parenting can make your job easier.

Working further with the birth parents can also make the entire fostering process less stressful for a child. They won't feel as if they have to "choose" between homes and families.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.2 / 5
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Ylii Cypher
Sep 20, 2023

Amazing place and amazing staff.

Rating: 5

Daniel Hass
Jun 10, 2023

This is a wonderful organization. Catholic Human Services has made my difficult circumstances manageable and has provided me with the resources to get on with my life.

Rating: 5

Skarlit Joe
Dec 03, 2022

I love this place , ive been great full for their services for nearly 6yrs .

Rating: 5

D.J.C. Jr
Dec 21, 2019

I don't know where I'd be today without their help, don't let the Catholic in their name fool you they aren't going to push religion on you but just help you get to a better place in your life.

Rating: 5

Duane Skrocki Jr.
Aug 28, 2019

Hard to get ahold of them, there business card for their charlvoix office has the wrong phone number and address.

Rating: 1