Ennis Center for Children- Pontiac

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91 South Telegraph Road
Pontiac, MI 48341
United States

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Monday 8 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 8 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 8 AM-5 PM
Thursday 8 AM-5 PM
Friday 8 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Ennis Center needs foster parents to give children a safe place to stay while their birth parents work on the issues that brought their children into care. A shortage of foster parents has made helping these children and families harder. We have to turn away children who need a safe place to stay because we don't have enough foster homes.

In some instances, children in foster care are unable to return to their birth family and are in need of a permanent adoptive home. Adoptive families are needed for children of all ages with an immediate need for families willing to adopt siblings, teenagers, and/or children who have special emotional, mental, educational or medical needs.Ennis Center only provides adoption services for children in the foster care system.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • 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

4.6 / 5
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Mike Pomaville
Dec 03, 2021

This place is great it helped me get my kids back after I lost them. I didn't have them for like 2 years they were with there grandma who were trying to keep them from me and brainwash them and make them belive they weren't gonna see me, but I did what I had to do and got my kids back overall not bad, after ennis found out they were mistreated they were moved to my mother and then later moved back into my Care

Rating: 5

JamesAlicia Woods
Sep 16, 2020

This is for the Ennis site in Pontiac, MI I really didn't want to give you 1 star, I really don't even know where to begin! I will start here, we were suppose to adopt our daughter on October 6, 2020 and they dropped the ball and this will be the second time that our date has been changed because, they have not turned in our paperwork, and have lost our paperwork! The judge has been waiting on you all, and the social worker is blaming everybody but herself and not taking responsibility that she dropped the ball! So now the adoption is being pushed out again because of you alls mistake! We are so heartbroken 💔. It is so much more we are just tired, you all have took us through so much, we did everything you all asked and you all didn't do your part! So now we're getting ready to send an email to the President, Vice President and everybody else of this company and work our way down!

Rating: 1

Aunie Lynne
Mar 27, 2019

Could be a little more organized but otherwise it’s great.

Rating: 4