The WorkLife Office Presents: Child & Family Charities – Have You Ever Considered Becoming A Foster Parent?

Date: Wed, 06/15/2022

In Michigan, there are over 13,000 children in foster care and the number of homes willing to care for these vulnerable children is dwindling. 


  • Foster Parents can be single
  • Foster Parents do not need previous parenting skills
  • Foster Parents can live in apartments
  • Foster Parents can work full-time Foster Parents come in all ages (minimum of age 21)
  • Foster Children have their own medical insurance. 
  • Foster Parents can choose the age, gender, race/culture of a child they would be most comfortable parenting.

About the Speaker: Korey Wheeler, BA, RSW, Licensing Specialist, Child and Family Charites

Korey Wheeler

Korey has worked in Child Welfare at Child and Family Charities for the past 26 years. She is currently employed as a Licensing Specialist and throughout her career has served the agency in many other capacities, including as a Foster Care Specialist, a Post Adoption Support Services Program Coordinator for 15 Michigan counties, and as an Adoption Specialist.  Korey is a Michigan State University Alumni, with a degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology and is a registered social worker with the State of Michigan.