Thinking About Child Foster Care

  1. Placement Types
  2. Teenagers
  3. Young Children

Foster care is temporary, substitute parental care for a child until Washington County is able to reunite the child with their biological family or until permanent plans are made. Children enter foster care through no fault of their own and have experienced traumatic incidents that lead to their placement out-of-home.

Things to Consider before Fostering

Interested in learning more?

The first step to becoming a foster parent is to attend an informational meeting. If you plan to apply with a partner, both must attend. Due to the nature of the topic, please do not bring any children with you.

You may register by contacting us at or 651-430-8307.

For additional information on being a foster parent, the licensing process, and kinship care, visit MN ADOPT's website.