foster care + adoption
At any given time, approximately 12,000 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.
1060 W. Norton Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441
P: (231) 777-2222
F: (231) 777-2066
412 Century Lane
Holland, MI 49423
P: (616) 396-2301
F: (616) 396-8070bus route info
michigan children in foster care at any given time.
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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.
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.
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.