Request information on becoming a licensed foster home for children.
Foster care is 24-hour out-of-home care for children whose parents are unable to provide for their children's needs. It includes food, clothing, shelter, security, safety, guidance and comfort.
In nearly all cases, a child in care has been removed from their home by court order, with custody given to a public agency, such as the Division of Juvenile Services, a human service zone, or Tribal Social Services.
Health and Human Services licenses foster care homes and facilities to maintain a standard of safety and well-being of children in care.
For more information: visit the Children & Family Services Division's publications page.
Children and Family Services
Health and Human Services
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 325
Bismarck, N.D. 58505
Phone: (701) 328-2316
Toll-Free: (800) 245-3736
ND Relay TTY: 711
Fax: (701) 328-3538