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.


Kiersten's Story

Here's another video showing Kiersten's journey through our residential program and demonstrates the power of having a safe place to call home.

Mai's Story

Mai's Story

Learn how you can make a BIG difference through Big Brothers Big Sisters just like Kathy did with Mai.


Val's Story

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

Children waiting

Children Waiting for Adoption

 Everyday we have children waiting for a "forever family". Click here to learn more about the children we have waiting for adoption. 

Ann's story

Ann's Story

Ann's story is an incredible story about a young woman who has greatly benefited from our foster care program.


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.

Children waiting for adoption

Introducing Angelina

Angelina (15)

Angelina has the kind of skills that will make her...

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Recent News

Sixth Residential Home Opens to Serve Teens Who Have Suffered Abuse or Neglect

Friday, August 29, 2014

Right here in Kent County over 2000 children and teens experience neglect or abuse each year. In order for some of those children... Read more.

Sharon Loughridge, President/CEO of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s, Announces Retirement

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (8/12/2014) - D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s announced today that Sharon Loughridge, its President and Chief... Read more.

Families waiting to adopt

John and Kelly

John and Kelly

Dear Birth Family,
Thank you for taking some time getting to know us...

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