Foster Care



There are 143,000 Michigan children living in a household of abuse or neglect. Nearly 14,000 children are living in foster homes. Wellspring Lutheran Services is dedicated to helping these children by connecting them with nurturing, supportive families.

Connecting you with a child in need

This is the first step of a most remarkable journey! Experience tells us that the fact you have taken the step to learn more about becoming a foster parent means you have been thinking about the possibility for a while. We know you have many questions about what this would mean for your life. There are many reasons that prompt people to consider foster parenting and we look forward to hearing the "story" of what brought you here. We consider it a great privilege to explore with you whether this is the time and place to open your heart and home to a child.

The website can begin to answer some of your questions and help you decide if you will continue on this journey. Our licensing staff is here to assist you throughout the process and we welcome your questions along the way. If you're interested in becoming a foster parent, you can learn more by following the links below.

You can also send us your questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .