Be a Foster Parent

Be a Foster Parent

 One of our greatest, on-going needs is having enough foster parents to provide homes for the children that need our help. As the number of children who come into our care increases, the need for foster parents increases too.

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Val's Story

Watch Valmarcus & Charlie's story - a beautiful story of how the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program changed these two lives forever. 

Make A BIG Difference

Hear the stories of 3 matches through our Big Brothers Big Sisters program and see how it has changed their lives.

Amy's Story

Amy's story follows her journey through our residential and scholarship program.

Donate today!

Help support vulnerable children and families in our community, make a gift today!

My Open Adoption Story

Listen to this young girls story on how open adoption has impacted her life.


Protecting children from abuse and neglect since 1887.

D.A. Blodgett - St. John’s is an agency that works in partnership with our community for the good of all children. We are local, non-profit and accredited. We provide comprehensive services to children and families, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, foster care, adoption, and family support, as well as, residential treatment and emergency shelter care at St. John’s Campus. Donate today to help support children and families in our community.

Children waiting for adoption

Introducing Baylee

If Baylee has his way, he’ll serve and protect as an adult by...

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Recent News

D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s Hires Director of Family Preservation Services

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s is pleased to announce Susan Conrad has been hired as Director of Family Preservation Services. She... Read more.

Thanksgiving Wishes Needed for 50 Kids and Families

Thursday, November 17, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, MI –During the month of November, D.A. Blodgett—St. John’s (DABSJ) is seeking the community’s help to grant 50... Read more.

Families waiting to adopt

Ryan & Amanda

Dear Birth Family,

You will never know how much we appreciate you taking the time to listen to our story and consider us as possible adoptive parents of your baby. We know that this decision will be one of the hardest that you ever have to make.

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