Types of Children Who Are Available for Adoption: Those whose biological parents parental rights have been terminated through the judicial process and children who have been voluntarily released by their parents.

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Our Treatment Foster Care Program utilizes a team approach to Treatment Foster Care – integrating the youth, the youth’s biological family, foster family, therapists, and the program supervisor.

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There are over 14,000 children in the foster care system in the State of Michigan. What does it take to become a licensed foster parent?

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Our General Foster Care Program includes case management and supervision of cases that involve children in foster care. Our role is to encourage and provide services to reach a specific case goal.

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The Day One Program is a voluntary program that works with all new parents to help them and their children get off to a healthy start.

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The research is clear: Children who start behind, stay behind. During the first 2,000 days between birth and their first day of kindergarten, 90% of a child’s brain is developed.

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  • New Executive Director, Paul Moceri

    New CFSNEMI Executive Director, Paul Moceri

    Paul Moceri has been named as the Executive Director of Child & Family Services of Northeast Michigan. Paul has an extensive background in child welfare as well as mental health treatment. Paul Moceri on the left, Mike Maturen, CFSNEMI board president, and outgoing acting Executive Director Karen Werth.

  • Float for Alpena parade

    Alpena Holiday Parade

    So much fun being part of the Annual Bolenz Holiday Parade in Alpena. Our float was pulled by Dave Soderholm, husband of board member Mary Soderholm. The trailer was lent by Bonnie Kennedy of Harrisville Marine, and the ice fishing shanty was borrowed from Willie & Krista Creekmore of Lachine. Liz McNichols of Harrisville dressed as a holiday elf along with her Great Pyranees dog Glacier, and walked with us. Decorations were donated by many people and the CFS staff created to the float.

  • Felonie Kellor unloads gifts for foster children Operation Good Cheer

    Operation Good Cheer

    The planes delivering gifts for foster children arrived at the Alpena airport on Saturday, December 6th. The gifts were given by many generous donors, and brought together by Operation Good Cheer of Child & Family Services of Michigan.