Foster Care

Providing critical, temporary care and housing for children in crisis is an ongoing need throughout our state. In addition to regular foster care, there are also opportunities to provide short-term and specialized foster care.

One way to begin your foster care journey is through Bethany Christian Services. Bethany provides licensing, training and support for foster families. Further information can also be found at Carver County, Scott County, and Hennepin County.

Adopting from Foster Care
While the primary goal of foster care is to reunite children with their birth families, this is not always the case. As of September 2016, there were almost 500 Minnesota "waiting children" in need of adoptive families. For a listing of Minnesota children currently waiting for adoption and for information about the adoption process, you can visit MNAdopt.org. Bethany Christian Services also assists with adoption from foster care, including training for adoptive parents.

As a church, we want to provide support and encourage to our foster care families. If you are currently providing foster care or beginning the process, please email Kellie Zapf at kzapf@atgrace.com.