Have you heard?
The number of children in Minnesota foster care is on the rise. According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), on an average day in 2017, there were 9,900 children in Minnesota foster care. This is a 12% increase over the previous year. There are 766 children in Minnesota in need of adoptive families immediately.
There is a great need for diverse families who are interested in adopting a child from foster care. We do not discriminate against any family who may be a resource for a child based on their race, ethnicity, origin, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Now more than ever we believe it is important to serve the LGBTQ+ community, relative/kinship families and communities of color, both due to the increasing number of children and increasing disparities in Minnesota foster care.
It isn’t just about families served. Children in foster care need and deserve safe, loving, supportive and affirming homes. Without a doubt, these children need to be supported by families and organizations that accept and support them.Learn more about becoming a permanent resource for children in Minnesota foster care