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Native American Foster Care

Children do best with foster families from their own culture. Nearly 5% of North Dakota's population is Native American, while nearly 40% of North Dakota children in foster care identify as Native American. Identifying and licensing foster families of Native American heritage can offer the child a chance to remain a part of the community where they continue to learn about their cultural history. In North Dakota, four tribal social service offices license foster homes within their defined tribal jurisdiction.

North Dakota human service zones (county social services) also have an ongoing need for Native American foster homes. Prospective foster families can choose which agency (human service zone, Tribe, Youthworks, Nexus-PATH) they would like to work with to obtain a foster care license to serve children.

LINK: Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Information

Tribal Offices

Three Affiliated Tribes
404 Frontage Road
New Town ND 58763
Phone: (701) 627-8150

Turtle Mountain Child Welfare
PO Box 900
Belcourt ND 58316
Phone: (701) 477-5688

Standing Rock Child Welfare
Box 640
Fort Yates ND 58538
Phone: (701) 854-3431

Spirit Lake TSS
Box 39
Fort Totten ND 58335
Phone: (701) 766-4404

 

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