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Child protection, foster care, adoption: Policies and procedures

Here you'll find links to documents to help you get things done. It's not a comprehensive list. Much more detail can be found in various manuals, bulletins and statutes, to which there are links below, plus CountyLink, our site for county and tribal agency partners.

Help with

Child welfare 

Child protection

Foster care 

Adolescent services

Adoption and kinship


Department of Human Services bulletins are official communication to inform county and tribal staff, as well as other business partners, about program changes and required actions by workers and partner agencies. Go to the Bulletins home page.


For a list of all current department policy manuals.

Statutes and rules

See CountyLink page for commonly referenced federal and state statues, state rules and tribal codes related to child protection
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