Foster care

  • Using the licensing information lookup
  • Adult foster care programs
  • Child foster care programs
  • Foster care and adoption forms
  • Foster care and adoption services
  • Statutes and rules
  • Variances to licensing requirements
  • License terms and change of terms
  • Updates and legislative changes
  • Adult foster care programs - Establishes standards for licensing, administering and providing social services to functionally impaired adults in adult foster care homes so they receive an assessment of need for foster care and are offered community, health and social services that may be needed or requested.

    Child foster care programs - Licensure of residential care and treatment or detention or foster care services for children in out-of-home placement.

    Foster care and adoption forms

  • Initial Adam Walsh background study ID form
  • Supplement to Child Foster Care application form
  • Adam Walsh consent form DHS-7610 (PDF)
  • Foster care and adoption services - Establishes standards for private agencies that place children for adoption or foster care

    Statutes and rules

    Rule 203: Minnesota Rules, parts 9555.5105 to 9555.6265 – Administration of Adult Foster Care Services and Licensure of Adult Foster Homes.

    Rule 13: Minnesota Rules, parts 9543.0010 to 9543.0150 – Family Day Care, Adult Foster Care and Child Foster Care; Licensing Functions of County and Private Agencies.

    Child Foster Care: Minnesota Rules, parts 2960.0010 to 2960.3340 –

    Rule 4: Minnesota Rules, parts 9545.0755 to 9545.0845 – Licensure of Private Agencies that Provide Foster Care and Adoption Services.

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