An informational meeting for those interested in foster care in Washington County is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 4, through a Webex presentation.
For those who decide to become licensed to provide foster care, the licensing process begins at no cost to them. Several foster care options are offered:
- for children needing a temporary place to live; placements vary in length.
- for teenagers.
- respite program, giving a family a needed break by caring for children and teenagers with or without disabilities for a few days or a weekend.
In addition to meeting state licensing requirements, foster families should be able to provide a stable family atmosphere in adequate housing, and love and support for the children or adults in their care.
Before families can be licensed, they must undergo a thorough screening process, which includes an extensive background check.
For additional information, questions, or to register, call 651-430-8307 or email ComSvsCFCLicensing@co.washington.mn.us. Also, see the Washington County website at www.co.washington.mn.us and search “foster care licensing.”