What kind of experience or training do I have to have?

Mille Lacs County Community and Veterans Services provides all preliminary training to become a foster parent. On-going training is also provided through a variety of resources. Foster families are required to obtain 12 hours of training per year for the first 5 years of licensure. Formal training and experience in working with people (child or adult) is always a benefit. Anyone interested in becoming a foster parent should be open and willing to learn new skills and apply them within the foster care environment.

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Call Community and Veterans Services at 320-983-8208 for more information.

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1. As a foster care provider, would I be responsible for medical bills accrued by the individual placement?
2. Can a single person be a foster care provider?
3. Can foster parents adopt the children in their care?
4. Can I choose the age group?
5. Do I have to own my own home to do foster care?
6. If I have a child in placement, will the family know where the child is? May they have contact with the child?
7. What kind of experience or training do I have to have?