Become a Foster Parent

Thank you 

Thank you for considering the commitment to become a licensed Child Foster Care provider. Here is a roadmap for you to follow in the process of obtaining your license.

Take the First Step - Child Foster Care Orientation

Come in and meet with Foster Care Social Workers and Foster Care Providers to see if becoming a ChildFoster Care Provider is the right decision for you and your family.

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What is Foster Care?

Foster families provide homes for children whose families are unable to care for them. They are asked to take someone else's child into their home, care for the child and treat the child as a member of their family.

Foster Care is more than having a child or children in your home on a temporary basis. It is an opportunity to work with the child’s biological parents to help build a child’s future. Often children continue to visit their families until they can be reunited. In addition to food, housing, and clothing, they need emotional support, guidance, and, above all, hope.

Types of Foster Care

Foster care services in Anoka County come in several forms to address the specific needs of children and the foster parents who care for them.

Family Foster CareFamily Foster Care

Treated as family members, these children and teens receive full-time, short- or long-term care.

KinshipKinship Foster Care

Relatives, family friends, and those with a significant relationship may be licensed to provide care.

RespiteRespite Care

Respite care provides a break for birth parents or foster parents from caring for children on a scheduled basis.

Pre-AdoptionConcurrent/Pre-Adoption Foster Care

Foster parents assist and support reunification with the child's birth family while committing to provide a permanent home for the child in the child cannot return to the parents or other appropriate family.