Fitness To Parent



A parental fitness assessment is a specialized psychological evaluation, typically ordered by a court, and used to assess the capacity of a parent to parent their children. Often times, this evaluation is ordered by a court as part of a termination of parental rights case or in the course of determining a parent’s ability to assume custody of their children in a custody dispute.

Similar to custody evaluations, parental fitness evaluations may include interviews with parents and children, psychological testing, observations, review of records (health, academic, etc.), and interviewing collateral contacts such as teachers, daycare providers or family physicians. Child protection laws try to reconcile the rights of parents to care for their children with the inherent interest of keeping a child safe.

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8am to 8pm
Friday:8am to 5pm
Saturday: By Appointment

Additionally, a 24-hour answering service is available seven days per week to respond to emergencies.

Locations

2100 Hemmeter Road
Saginaw, MI 48603
MAP
Phone (989) 799-2100
Fax (989) 799-2637


615 S. Euclid
Bay City, MI 48706
MAP
Phone (989) 439-1513
Fax (989) 439-1512


1000 N. Johnson
Bay City, MI 48708
MAP
Phone (989)895-8666
Fax (989)778-3317


5914 Eastman Avenue
Midland, MI 48640
MAP
Phone (989)799-2100
Fax (989)799-2637