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Licensed foster care

To provide foster care, individuals must have a license from the Department of Human Services. Many aspects of adult foster care, child foster care and adoption are administered locally, at the county level.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

On March 13, 2020, Governor Tim Walz declared a peacetime emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Licensing is establishing this webpage to provide counties, tribes, providers and members of the public with information specific to responding to the COVID-19 as it relates to DHS programs.

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