What is Foster Care?

Foster care is a government system where a minor is under state jurisdiction. The minor gets assigned a social worker and is placed in a group home, shelter home, or a licensed home.

How Old do I Have to Be to Leave the System?

You're allowed to leave the foster care system when you turn 18. If you decide to stay, you are allowed to remain in the system until the age of 21, at which point you age out of it.

Can I Travel?

Traveling internationally is not allowed as long as you are in the system. However, domestic travel is possible as long as the court grants permission, and you get parental permission (if necessary).

How Many Foster Kids are there in the State of Michigan?

There are roughly 13,560 foster kids in the state of Michigan, with more joining the system every day.

How do I Pay for Health Insurance?

The state provides Medicaid for foster kids in Michigan.

More Questions?

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