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Child protection, foster care, adoption: Program overviews

Minnesota's child protection system responds to allegations of maltreatment and abuse, and helps support families to safely care for their children. Foster parents, who care for children in the child protection system who have been removed from their homes, provide a bridge to birth parents, enabling children to return safely home, if possible, and keep family connections. Children who cannot be safely reunified with their parents find permanency through adoption or transfer of permanent legal and physical custody to a relative.

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Child welfare and strengthening families

Child protection

Foster care and adolescent services

Adoption and kinship

Interstate placements

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