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How to Become a Foster Parent in Michigan

If you've considered providing a home for a child in need, but not known where to start, then begin here with our five-step guide on how to become a foster parent.

Local Family Discusses Road to Adoption

For the Coopers of Bloomfield Hills, their road to parenthood was filled with more potholes than a Michigan highway. Here, we share their story.

Talk to Education Experts at Metro Parent's Education Expo

Learn more about the exhibitors and sponsors at the 20th annual Education Expo.

Should Foster Parents Be Allowed to Spank?

Potential foster parents were denied because they spank their biological children, even though they agreed they would not spank any foster kids.

Foster Parent Peggy Fiebelkorn

This Roseville resident is continuing a family tradition to care for kids who need homes.

Foster Parents Elizabeth and Ryan Gebs

Meet an Oakland County couple who's filling their home and hearts by fostering.

Gay Families Raising Kids in Southeast Michigan

Same-sex marriage and parenting can be a controversial civil rights topic. But what's the experience really like, in reality? Here, local families share how it's gotten better and worse.
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Letterboxing in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for Families

Here's everything you need to know to get started on this unique, kid-friendly pastime. Plus, check the roundup for a few spots for letterboxing for kids.

The Pros and Cons of Exotic Pets for Kids

Thinking of expanding your family with mice, snakes or geckos? A local pet store owner weighs in on the pros and cons of exotic pets; plus things for families to consider before purchasing.

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home

Earth Day is right around the corner. Take care of Mother Earth and celebrate Earth Day from home with one of these fun and green activities.

How to Get Your Child to Sleep Without a Nightlight

Is your child refusing to sleep in the dark? Two experts shed some light on how to get your child to sleep without a nightlight.

ASMR and Kids: What is It, and What are the Pros and Cons?

YouTube has exploded with videos of people whispering, rustling buttons and even eating pickles – all to elicit a calm feeling. Can ASMR and kids be a good mix?