Foster Care: Provide a Safe, Hopeful Future for Youth
We believe every child needs a safe place to live, and caring, supportive relationships to thrive.
The need for safe and supportive homes for children in transition continues to grow. In 2017, almost 7,500 Minnesotan children entered foster care. The number of children in Minnesota foster care on an average day rose 12% from 2016 to 2017, with estimated 9,900 children in out-of-home placement daily.
- Youth from infancy to age 18 who are in need of out-of-home care
- Youth and young adults with therapeutic needs
- Young adults aged 18 - 21 who meet certain eligibility requirements
Our goal is to return children to their home or community whenever possible.
Information on how to become an LSS foster parent, parenting options, and support and training resources.
Resources for youth, stories about other kids in foster care, contact information for help, and other useful information.
Educational and training resources, access to forms and other information to support you in fostering the children in your care.
Access to forms and referral information, contact information and other resources
Attend an Information Session
Learn about foster care and how to become a licensed foster family.
Twin Cities Metro Area
Meetings from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Center for Changing Lives
2400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, 55104
Meeting is from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Rochester Public Library
101 2nd Street Southeast
Rochester, MN 55904
- September 11, 2018 - Register Online Now
For more information on Rochester and Twin Cities area information sessions, contact Jodi Raidt at 612.879.5219 or Jodi.Raidt@lssmn.org.