Orientation & Training



Do you or someone you know want to become a foster parent? Are you curious about what it all means? Wellspring Lutheran Services wants to help you along the journey – especially since the need for foster parents is at an all-time high. It takes approximately 4-6 months to become a licensed foster home, but the first step is to attend an orientation. If you are a two-parent family, both parents are required to complete orientation.

Here is a list of upcoming orientation dates by location. If you have questions or want to register, please contact the Wellspring Lutheran Services office listed below or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  


Bay City Office | 6019 West Side Saginaw Road

Dates vary
Call 989.686.7650, ext. 1046, to register

Gaylord Office | 1260 S. Otsego Avenue

Dates vary
Call 989.732.1040 to register

Kentwood | 1715 Sutherland Drive, SE

First Wednesday of each month | 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Call 616.281.4601, ext. 234, to register

East Lansing | 2875 Northwind Drive, Suite 103

Dates vary
Call 517.664.1032, ext. 127, to register

Oak Park | 15160 W. 8 Mile Road

Second Thursday of each month | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fourth Thursday of each month | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PRIDE Training | Second Saturday each month | 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
PRIDE Training | Third Wednesday each month | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Call 248.968.0100 to register

Traverse City | 955 E. Commerce Drive

Third Wednesday of each month | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Call 231.943.4348 to register