North Dakota Foster Care
Foster care for children means the provision of substitute parental child care for those children who are in need of care for which the child’s parent, guardian, or custodian is unable, neglects, or refuses to provide, and includes the provision of food, shelter, security and safety, guidance, and comfort on a twenty-four-hour basis, to one or more children under twenty-one years of age to safeguard the child’s growth and development and to minimize and counteract hazards to the child’s emotional health inherent in the separation from the child’s family. Foster care may be provided in a family foster home, group home, or residential child care facility.
To learn more about becoming a licensed foster care provider, we encourage you to reach out to the Division of Children and Family Services, North Dakota Department of Human Services or contact the ND Foster Care Recruitment and Retention Specialist (see below).
Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention Specialist Contact
Sheila Muus, M.Ed.,LPC
UND CFSTC Foster Parent Recruitment & Retention Specialist
Foster Care Resources & Training
- Fire Safety Training
- Foster Care Handbooks & Publications
- Fostering Connection Newsletter
- PRIDE Pre-Service Training
- Training Webinars
Resource Parent Training Contact
Amy Oehlke, MSW, LMSW
UND CFSTC Training Coordinator