Spaulding for Children

Contact Information

16250 Northland Drive
Suite 120
Southfield, MI 48075
United States

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Monday 9 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 9 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 9 AM-5 PM
Thursday 9 AM-5 PM
Friday 9 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Spaulding for Children, a private, non-profit, COA accredited child welfare agency, was established in 1968 to find permanent and safe families for children. The organization is comprised of three service entities: the Child and Family Services, the Spaulding Institutefor Family and Community Development, and the Academy for Family Support and Preservation.

Spaulding's mission: In partnership with families, communities, organizations, states and the nation, Spaulding for Children’s mission is to assure that all children grow up in safe, permanent families and have the help they need to be successful in life.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption

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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Andrew Rodney
Jan 24, 2023

Do not become a foster parent with this agency. It may very well lead to the death of a child. My wife and I were recently and from the CEO on down they were horrible to work with. Per other foster parents, they are in the middle of a downward spiral. We took a placement of two children with a very complicated case and they assigned a first-time caseworker to it. The children's lives are now in danger because of the negligence of the agency. When we involved supervisors to address issues, the problems only got worse. The worker that got us registered with them was great, but all of their case working staff are terrible. Do not be fooled. Go to Bethany Christian or another more reputable agency. Working with Spaulding may well result in children dying or being seriously traumatized as was our experience.

Rating: 1

Steve Morris
Sep 17, 2022

Great fundraiser. Golf outing was the best I've ever attended.

Rating: 5

Tanysha _baee
Apr 13, 2021

I never been here but I will love to adopt a child

Rating: 5

Yolanda Washington
Jan 30, 2020


Rating: 5

Kaniyah Harrison
Dec 06, 2019

The place was clean

Rating: 5