Foster parents needed for kids

Monday, May 08, 2023

Children’s Home Society and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota are affiliated organizations seeking foster parents to partner with them in caring for children and youth in need. If you are interested in making a direct difference in children’s lives, consider becoming a foster parent.

During 2022, an estimated 11,200 children and youth experienced out-of-home care, according to the most recent information available through the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Children’s Home and Lutheran Social Service provide a range of services based on the unique needs of each child in foster care to ensure that all children have individualized supports they need to build healthy relationships and flourish in the community. Comprehensive training for foster parents also promotes high quality care and ensures they have the support needed to be successful in creating a safe and stable environment where children thrive. In addition, trained professionals are available to offer support to foster parents 24/7.

Families and individuals who provide foster care can have different household structures and come from diverse backgrounds. The two organizations are seeking foster parents who are willing to listen, provide support and help children create healthy relationships in their families and communities. Flexibility, patience and a healthy sense of humor are also ideal characteristics for foster parents.

Currently, there is a great need for families able and willing to provide short-term respite care, foster sibling groups, school-aged children, and older youth; and who are supportive and affirming of youth who identify as LGBTQIA2S+. BIPOC families are also needed to support children and youth of color.

Becoming a foster parent offers hope to children by providing a secure environment where children can thrive. To learn more, visit

Children’s Home Society of Minnesota was founded in 1889 to provide loving, stable homes for children in need. Our mission is to help children thrive; and to build, strengthen and sustain individual, family and community life. We recognize adoption is lifelong and offer support before, during and after placement. Our adoption programming includes infant, international and foster care adoption. Additionally, we provide foster care programming, pregnancy services and post adoption services. To learn more visit or contact us at 651.646.7771.


Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota began in 1865 when a Lutheran pastor and his congregation opened an orphanage for children near Red Wing in southeastern Minnesota. Today, with 2,500 employees and 10,000 volunteers, Lutheran Social Service supports one in 65 Minnesotans through services that inspire hope, change lives and build community. Statewide, the organization seeks to foster safe and supportive homes for children, restore health and wellness in families, empower people with disabilities to live the lives they imagine, and promote health, independence and quality of life for older adults. For comprehensive information about the work of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, visit