Child Care

People who want to provide Child Care in Minnesota, must have a license from the MN Department of Human Services.  DVHHS is responsible for licensing child care facilities in which children from more than one family and/or relatives are cared. DVHHS conducts background studies and orientations for prospective child care providers, does in-home interviews and safety checks, recommends providers for licensure, and supports existing providers.

Foster Care

Foster parents provide a temporary home for children when they cannot remain in their own home. Care is given until their own parents can resume this responsibility or until a permanent plan is made with relative or adoptive parents. Foster parents need to be caring and stable, as they will be helping children through a difficult time in their lives. Foster parents must be able to provide for their own family's financial needs, be good listeners, flexible, have a good sense of humor and work well with others in a team effort. Foster parents receive a financial reimbursement to care for the needs of children. Children placed in foster care also have health insurance coverage at no cost to the foster family.

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