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Become a foster parent

Foster parents play a crucial role in supporting children and their families through challenging times. When a child needs foster care, ideally they can be cared for by family or friends. When that’s not possible, they need foster parents who will help keep them connected to people and places that are important to them. Minnesota is especially in need of foster parents:

  • Able to keep sibling groups together
  • Committed to supporting youth affected by trauma and mental health conditions
  • Excited about helping teenagers navigate identity and independence needs
  • Who reflect the ethnic and racial diversity of children who are in need of foster and adoptive homes.

Learn the steps to become a foster parent in Minnesota

Additional support for foster families

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