First, attend an information session where you will learn about foster care options and their requirements. This will help you decide if you are ready to take the next steps toward becoming a licensed foster parent.
Information meetings are for families wanting to foster or adopt children unrelated to them. If you are interested in fostering or adopting a child you already know, please call 612-348-5437 and select option 1.
After you attend an information session and return all the required paperwork, you will be assigned an intake worker. Your intake worker will let you know which training courses you must complete.
Saturday, May 19*
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Hennepin County Library – Brookdale
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center
*This information session is part of a larger National Foster Care Month event that includes a number of sessions about foster care and adoption. Attendees are encouraged to stay for other sessions that interest them, but only the information session is required to get started. View the session flyer for more information (PDF).*
There are no fees to adopt a child whose parents have lost the right to raise them. A contracted agency will help you through the process.