Family Employee Resource Group: Adoption Through Foster Care

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | Time: 12-1pm | Location: Virtual – Zoom

This presentation will discuss the process of adopting through foster care and will allow time to ask our expert, Courtney Ross, from Child and Family Services your pressing questions about adoption and/or foster care.

The Family Employee Resource Group (ERG) is a place for Spartans to connect on family-related topics with the goal of connecting, building community and sharing best practices regarding raising or caregiving for children and caregivers.

The Family ERG meets on the second  Tuesday from 12-1pm each month during the academic year in the form of educational Zoom webinars, interactive “Ask the Expert” format meetings, as well as in person family friendly programs and events (which are held on Saturdays). For questions, contact Rachel Perez at

Learning Objectives

  • Who qualifies for adoption and foster care?
  • What is needed to complete the adoption and foster care process?
  • How long is the adoption and foster care process?

About the Speaker: Courtney Quintero, BSW Childcare Welfare Supervisor, Child and Family Charities

Courtney Quintero graduated in 2016 with a BSW from Michigan State University. Since graduation, Courtney has worked in Child Welfare, specifically with Child and Family Charities (CFC). Courtney started off as an MSU Intern in the Child Welfare Division at CFC.  After her internship, Courtney became an Adoption Specialist and is now the Adoption Supervisor and also supervises the Independent Living Plus Program for CFC.