First, attend an information session where you will learn about foster care options and their requirements. You do not need to register to attend. 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.
Hennepin County is cancelling the information meetings previously scheduled for Wednesday, March 25 and Wednesday, April 8.
Hennepin County follows Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19). MDH is reporting community transmission of COVID-19, and the department is recommending cancellation or rescheduling of large events. Information about COVID-19 is available on the Minnesota Department of Health's website.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will resume meetings when instructed it is safe to do so and this page will be updated at that time.
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.