Foster Care

There is always a need for more homes to foster children from North Dakota.  Foster families provide for the physical, emotional, and social needs of youth who are unable to live with their birth families.  Some children in foster care need short term emergency shelter care, other children need care for longer periods of time or care for their special needs.


Foster parents can be:

Single or Married               Owner or Renter               Working Parents


Basic Requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age

  • Comply with criminal history and child protection background check

  • Be financially stable

  • Demonstrate the competencies necessary to care for children with varying degrees of challenging needs -training available


Foster parents receive specialized training, financial compensation and 24 hour support. Children will have their own health insurance. Child care expenses are paid while foster parents are working.  Adoptive parents receive specialized training and may be eligible for adoption assistance including health care coverage and monthly subsidy payment to aide in the ongoing care for the child(ren).  Foster & adoptive parents truly make a difference in a child’s life by providing a loving and safe environment.



If you have an interest in providing or learning more about foster care, please go to the following pages under the foster care menu to learn what may work best for you and/or your family!

  • County Foster Care

  • Family Care Option- A developmental disability program

  • Host Homes for Victims of Human Trafficking- A Youthworks Program

  • Treatment Foster Care- PATH

  • Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Care- A Lutheran Social Service Program


Thank you for your time and interest! 

A home for every child.