Thinking About Child Foster Care

  1. What is foster care?
  2. Placement Types
  3. Teenagers
  4. 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.

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 as ComSvsCFCLicensing@co.washington.mn.us or 651-430-8307.

DateTime
Location
Thursday
November 5, 2020
6-8 p.m.
WebEx (online)

Thursday
January 7, 2021
6-8 p.m.
WebEx (online)
Thursday
March 4, 2021
6-8 p.m.
WebEx (online)
Thursday
May 6, 2021
6-8 p.m.
WebEx (online)
Thursday
July 1, 2021
6-8 p.m.
WebEx (online)
Thursday
September 2, 2021
6-8 p.m.
WebEx (online)
Thursday
November 4, 2021
6-8 p.m.
WebEx (online)