Foster Home Licensing Approval/Placement
Upon successful completion of trainings (see Step 3) and the assessment process (see Step 4), your study along with a recommendation for licensure will be made to the State of Michigan, Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing (BCAL). If BCAL agrees with the recommendations, a foster home license will be issued and you will become an approved licensed foster resource family.
Upon licensure, you will be eligible to have children placed in your home. Expect to be contacted by the agency for the placement of a foster child or foster children into your home.
To aid in the development of your support network, all newly licensed foster parents are required to participate in a minimum of six (6) Parent Empowerment Group meetings during the first year of becoming licensed through Spaulding for Children.
Throughout your licensing experience, you will be assigned an on-going licensing specialist to assess your progress, provide you with support and help you continue developing your fostering skills.