Youth Guidance Foster Care & Adoption Center

Contact Information

70 Calhoun St.
Battle Creek, MI 49017
United States

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Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM

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Do you own this business? Claim this listing to add more information. CityLinC Ministries is a faith-based nonprofit located in Battle Creek, MI. Founded in 1968, our primary focus is helping high-risk children and youth, as well as their families, in times of crisis and transition. We're best known for our Youth Guidance Foster Care & Adoption.Every Child Deserves to Be Loved

Find out how easy it is to become a foster parent or start the adoption process!


Foster Care Opportunities

Thousands of wonderful Michigan kids are in need of a safe, loving home this year. You could be the answer to their dreams. And it’s easier than you may think. In fact, you can begin with just one weekend a month.

Here at Youth Guidance Foster Care and Adoption Center, we’ve helped hundreds of families experience the joy that comes with caring for a child in need. We offer free assessments, free training and free ongoing support to all of our foster families. The State of Michigan provides a monthly cash stipend for each foster child, as well as funds for clothing and incidentals.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic 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.

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