Foster Care


Foster Care is a licensed family setting providing a safe and secure home environment that promotes well-being. Foster families play a critical role by caring for the adult or child and providing support.

 Foster Parents:
  • Must reside in Olmsted County.
  • Must be 21 years or older.
  • May be married or single.
  • May be a renter or homeowner. 
  • Household members pass a background study
    • Review of specific records of the person being studied by the Department of Human Services.
    • Review of criminal history information maintained by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
    • Review records of substantiated maltreatment of vulnerable adults and minors from investigations completed by counties’ adult protection and child protection staff and by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Health.
    • Additional records are also reviewed in some cases.
Additional Information:
Adult Foster Care 
Child Foster Care