Adult Foster Care

An Overview

Adult foster care is a licensed service for individuals age 18 and over that have a disability or functional impairment, are not able to live independently, and prefer to live in a community-based, home-like setting. Adult foster care providers offer food, lodging, protection, supervision, and household services.

There are two types of adult foster care providers:
  • Family: The home is the primary residence of the license holder and the license holder is the primary caregiver.
  • Corporate: The license holder is not required to live in the home or provide the majority of care. These homes typically have shift staff and are operated by corporations.

    The 2009 Minnesota Legislature authorized a moratorium on the growth of licensed adult and child corporate foster care and community residential settings. For more information, see CBSM – Moratorium on corporate foster care and community residential settings.

Adult foster care homes may serve individuals with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, mental health conditions, physical impairments, and the elderly.

Informational Meeting - Adult FAMILY Foster Care

We require people interested in becoming licensed for adult family foster care to attend an informational meeting. The informational meeting will provide an overview of adult family foster care services, the licensing process, and general expectations of providers.
Due to COVID-19, we have had to cancel recent Informational Meetings. We are excited to share that we are going to use Web-Ex technology in order to resume these Informational meetings for Family Adult Foster Care. Please RSVP by calling 651-430-8307 or emailing to receive the link to the electronic meeting. Please also call if attending an electronic meeting will be difficult for you.

The following is a schedule of the Adult FAMILY Foster Care Informational Meetings:

 Date  Time  Location
October 5, 2020
6 - 8 p.m. Web-Ex Meeting
RSVP by: September 28
December 7, 2020
9 - 11 a.m. Web-Ex Meeting
RSVP by: November 30
*Attendees will be required to attend a different training if they are more than 15 minutes late.

For additional information, questions, or to RSVP in case of cancellation, regarding adult foster care informational meetings, contact us at 651-430-8307 or All meetings are held at:

Washington County Government Center
14949 62nd St. N
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082