Oakland Family Services

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114 Orchard Lake Road
Pontiac, MI 48341
United States

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Monday 8 AM-6 PM
Tuesday 8 AM-6 PM
Wednesday 8 AM-6 PM
Thursday 8 AM-6 PM
Friday 8 AM-6 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Foster care is a service to our community’s most vulnerable children, and placement of children in qualified foster homes is Oakland Family Services’ highest goal. Our agency believes that all children have a right to a family, and foster parents give them caring, stable homes until problem situations in their own homes are resolved. Reunification of biological families is the primary goal of foster care, and foster parents are key members of a dedicated, interdisciplinary team that works in harmony to meet a child’s physical, emotional, social and developmental needs.

Foster parents can be single or couples and can rent or own an apartment, mobile home, or single-family home. There is no minimum education or income requirement to become a foster parent.

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

4.1 / 5
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Briah S
Aug 24, 2023

This place is absolutely terrible! They come out to your home for an hour to play with your kid, they’re just collecting a check from the state until your kid ages out of the program. Don’t even waste your time with this place. Negative 5 stars in my book!

Rating: 1

Melissa F
Aug 11, 2022

Made a call to Oakland Family Services seeking help, only to be told there is at least a 90 day wait list to be seen. So much for mental health being a priority.

Rating: 1

Brianna Garcia-Correa
Oct 12, 2021

They are a joke & complete waste of time I do not recommend for anyone

Rating: 1

Conyea Mah
Aug 25, 2021

They are just plain terrible . I’m not going into detail because my family situation is very personal . But what I can say this place is a complete scam . They take kids and try everything for you to not get your own kids back for them checks . I would NOT recommend this place for any situation what’s so ever . God will handle them , they will get their karma for the things they have done to people especially the women who are fighting for dear life to get they kids back!! When my family situation is over we will be 1000% suing the agency. Just wanted to share a little bit of my experience and what I have seen with my own 2 eyeballs . Have a blessed day !!!

Rating: 1

Romina Serraj
Jun 28, 2021

Both my children attend here. Staff is very friendly and helpful. They care about the children’s well being and learning.

Rating: 5