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Foster Care

Foster Care: Provide a Safe, Hopeful Future for Youth

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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 2018, about 6,700 Minnesotan children entered foster care. The number of children in Minnesota foster care on an average day rose 14% from 2016 to 2018, with estimated 10,050 children in out-of-home placement daily. 

We serve:

  • 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 reunify children to their family and community whenever possible. We currently have a great need for families able and willing to foster sibling groups, school-aged children and older youth. We are also seeking foster families who are supportive and affirming of LGBTQ youth..

Learn more about LSS Therapeutic Foster Care services and how you can support children in transition.

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