What are the basic requirements to become a foster care provider?

  • Reside in the state of Minnesota
  • Be 21 years or older
  • Complete the licensing paperwork, including, but not limited to the DHS Application, EVOLVE Application, Individual Fact Sheet, Background Study Authorization, Discipline/Grievance/Alcohol, and Drug Policies, Home Safety Walk-through, etc. 
  • All household members over age 13 need to complete a criminal background check; however, having a criminal history does not necessarily disqualify you from being a foster parent.
  • Complete a full Foster Care Home Study Assessment