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foster care + adoption

At any given time, approximately 13,000 children in Michigan are in foster care. Our dedicated Child Welfare team works to prevent child abuse and neglect in our community, as well as advocate for children in need.

Muskegon

Muskegon

contact info

1060 W. Norton Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441
info@arborcircle.org
P: (231) 777-2222
F: (231) 777-2066

bus route info

hours

Monday-Friday:
8:30am-5:00pm

Ottawa

Ottawa

contact info

412 Century Lane
Holland, MI 49423

info@arborcircle.org

P: (616) 396-2301

F: (616) 396-8070

bus route info

hours

Monday and Tuesday:
8:30am-6:00pm

Wednesday-Friday:
8:30am-5:00pm

13000

michigan children in foster care at any given time.

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adoption

If a child in foster care is unable to return to his or her birth parents, our adoption team works to place the child in a loving, permanent home. Our trained and compassionate staff are committed to considering every factor and issue that may impact a child’s placement for adoption.

learn more    view children waiting to be adopted

court appointed special advocates (CASA) of ottawa county

Almost 700,000 children experience abuse or neglect each year. For us at Arbor Circle, it is a priority to give vulnerable children a voice and provide someone who will speak on their behalf. Through the support of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), children are given an opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home.

CASA are trained volunteers who champion for children in foster care throughout the entire court process. Our team at Arbor Circle works to recruit, train, and support CASA volunteers in Ottawa County. Through weekly meetings with the child, our volunteers build a relationship to understand their needs. The CASA volunteer then compiles information from attorneys, social workers, parents, and school personnel to assess and make recommendations to the court regarding the child’s future.

foster care

Foster care provides a temporary, nurturing home for children who are in the child welfare system due to abuse or neglect. Our foster care team advocates for the child’s safety and well-being, while working to reunite the child with his or her biological family or establish another permanent plan, such as adoption.

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