Parent to Parent Pages
The parent-to-parent pages were created by foster, adoptive and kinship parents.
Beyond Pride - I have my first placement, now what?
You've spent months and maybe even years training and preparing to take these children into your home but somehow when the time comes and the children finally arrive we find ourselves with a million new questions.
We've Adopted - Now what?
Maybe you've spent years convincing everyone you are the perfect parent for your adoption home study but now you are struggling to parent your child and navigate the system or you've come through the foster care system after months or years with an adoption but now it feels like you are in unfamiliar territory.
We are Caring for our Relative - Now What?
Caring for your kin through foster care, guardianship or adoption is a unique challenge. Most foster and adoptive parents have spent years preparing to take these children into their homes but kinship families are usually taken completely off guard when their relatives become their children.
We have answers
In our parent-to-parent pages you will find the seventh iteration of our published tutorials which are classified by the topics most important to families like ours. This information has been gathered together and carefully cultivated by some of Michigan's most experienced foster, adoptive and kinship parents.
Our trained and experienced volunteers are happy to talk with you over the phone or through email if you need additional help or referrals to local resources.