(WLNS) – May is National Foster Care and Adoption Awareness month, and Michigan has continued to make improvements to the systems here in the state to help the hundreds of children without a safe place to call home.
Martin Strachan is one 12 year old who Michigan has helped take from one dark situation and give him a brand new beginning.
“I felt safe here,” Martin said.
The system we have today hasn’t always been as smooth. In 2006 Michigan was put under federal oversight because of the state of the foster care and adoption system, but now 10 years later, it’s night and day difference.
“It’s been change, it seem like constantly and it’s always change for the better,” St. Vincent Foster Care Program manager Heather Akers said.