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May 2019 - Children's Foster Care Month Proclamation

Request information on becoming a licensed family foster care home.


Foster care is 24-hour out-of-home care for children whose parents are unable, neglect, or refuse to provide for their children's needs. It includes food, clothing, shelter, security, safety, guidance and comfort.

In nearly all cases, a child in care has been removed from their home by a court order, with custody given to a public agency, such as the Division of Juvenile Services, County Social Services, or Tribal Social Services.

The North Dakota Department of Human Services licenses foster care homes and facilities to maintain a standard of safety and well-being of children in care.

Children and Family Services
N.D. Foster Care Program
N.D. Department of Human Services
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 325
Bismarck, N.D. 58505
Phone: (701) 328-2316
Toll Free: (800) 245-3736
ND Relay TTY: 711
Fax: (701) 328-3538


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