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Steps to become a foster parent

Foster care and other child welfare programs are provided through county and tribal agencies. In most cases these agencies first seek potential foster parents from the child’s family and natural support network. When that’s not possible, they seek to maintain a child in their community, including maintaining their school. Minnesota seeks to increase foster homes in all areas of the state to have more options to keep children close to home and connected to the people and places that are important to them.

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