Care for Kids Who Need It
Foster parents play a vital role in the life of a child in need of additional support. They can provide a place that is safe, secure, and stable. Foster parents become a sound foundation for children in desperate need of support and love.
The Foster Care program at EVOLVE works to find and prepare families who are willing and able to provide a nurturing environment for high-risk children, usually between the ages of 7 and 18 years old. This program grew in part through preexisting connections of a former adoption agency, African American Adoption and Permanency Plan Agency (AAAPPA). EVOLVE is committed to continuing AAAPPA’s exceptional work with multicultural families throughout the Twin Cities.
EVOLVE offers two options in our Foster Care program:
Traditional Foster Care: In Traditional Foster Care, the foster parents will serve as the support system for any children in their care. They will ensure that the children remain connected to their community, peers, and birth families. The foster care providers will protect the child’s security, development, health, and identity until that child can either be reunified with their birth family, or placed into a family through adoption.
Concurrent Foster Care: With Concurrent Foster Care, the foster parents will be the source for everything under Traditional Care, while simultaneously being prepared to adopt the children in their care if reunification with the birth parents is not possible. This essential Foster Care program helps decrease the amount of transitions a child goes through while increasing their opportunity of having a permanent family.
Our foster care programs have no fees associated with them. All the training, licensing, and paperwork for the programs are covered. We also provide free assistance with all steps of the process, whether you need help filling out forms or have questions about anything. We’re here to help you out.
Foster Care Provider Requirements
Foster parents may come from many walks of life. They are compassionate and could be married or single, home owners or renters, employed or retired, parenting or with no children of their own. Foster parents must:
– Reside in the state of Minnesota
– Be 21 years or older
– Complete the full MN DHS Foster Care application
– Pass a criminal background check for all household members over age 13
– Complete a full Foster Care Home Study Assessment
To learn more about our Foster Care programs, sign up for a Foster Care Orientation.
Also, you can hear about this program from some of our Foster Care staff that were featured on a WCCO radio program below:
To Apply for this Program
Fill out an application by clicking the button below. For questions, please Contact Us.