Licensing of Child Foster Care Homes

Carlton County Public Health and Human Services offers assistance to Carlton County residents wishing to become licensed to provide child foster care in their home. Foster parents can provide a stable and loving home for children who are in need of temporary care. Licensing includes home inspections, criminal background study, and education training. Licensed foster home providers are reimbursed for their care of foster children and receive ongoing training and support.

Requirements to be a licensed provider include:

  • Applicant(s) must be at least 21 years of age
  • Applicant(s) must reside in Carlton County
  • Applicant(s) and adult household members must be free of chemical use problems for the past two years
  • Applicant(s) need to have sufficient income to meet their own needs
  • Applicant(s) and household members 13 years of age and over must pass a background check
  • Applicant(s) should be one year from a major life change such as marriage, divorce, birth of a first child, or a significant loss, etc.

Are you interested in learning more about becoming a licensed foster care provider?  Carlton County has the need for additional licensed homes.  Foster Care can be short term to long term care.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact Sarah Krocka, Child Foster Care Licensor, at Carlton County Public Health & Human Services at 218-878-2579.

For more details on of family foster homes in the State of Minnesota visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services website.