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Foster Care Services

HAVE QUESTIONS about becoming a foster parent?

  • Request information online (Complete ONLINE FORM)
  • Call toll-free: (833) 378-4663 / or 711 (TTY) for people with a hearing or speech disability

Purpose

Foster care is 24-hour out-of-home care for children whose parents are unable 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, a human service zone (county), 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit the Children & Family Services Division's publications page.

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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