Child Foster Care

Purpose & Function

Child Foster Care is providing a safe and temporary home for children when they cannot remain with their birth families. Every day a foster parents' care ensures that children have food, clothing and shelter as well as love, understanding, and patience while children and their birth parents work through the difficulties in their lives.

Day after day, their dedication, commitment and efforts make a profound difference in the lives of children and their families. There are several types of child foster care available in Chisago County.

One of the requirements of a foster family is that they be licensed prior to caring for children. Another requirement is training. For more information, check out the Online Video Training Page via the link to the left.


Child foster care licensing staff is available to answer questions about the licensing process. By working together, we hope to get providers off to a positive and successful start in child foster care.