Children do best with foster families from their own culture. Nearly 5% of North Dakota's population is Native American, while nearly 40% of North Dakota children in foster care identify as Native American. Identifying and licensing foster families of Native American heritage can offer the child a chance to remain a part of the community where they continue to learn about their cultural history. In North Dakota, four Tribal Nations license foster homes within their defined tribal jurisdiction.

LINK: Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Information

Tribal Nations Offices

Three Affiliated Tribes
404 Frontage Road
New Town ND 58763
Phone: (701) 627-8150

Turtle Mountain Child Welfare
PO Box 900
Belcourt ND 58316
Phone: (701) 477-5688

Standing Rock Child Welfare
Box 640
Fort Yates ND 58538
Phone: (701) 854-3431

Spirit Lake TSS
Box 39
Fort Totten ND 58335
Phone: (701) 766-4404