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Foster Care

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 children who have experienced significant trauma, 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.

Foster Care Provider Requirements

Foster parents may come from many walks of life.  They are compassionate and could be married or single, homeowners or renters, employed or retired, parenting or not parenting. 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.

To Apply for this Program

To apply for our foster care program, download an application by selecting the "Download PDF Application" or "Download Fillable Application" button on this page. For questions, please Contact Us.

Foster Care Application

For families requesting any of the following services, please contact EVOLVE for an abbreviated application: Out of State International Programming, Designated Pregnancy Services, Post Adoption/Post Placement Services Only, Reaffirmation/ Finalization Only, or Post Adoption Support Services.

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