Adult Foster Care

Program Description

Foster care for adults assists men and women, 18 years of age and older, who are unable to live alone but want to live in a family setting. They may have emotional, physical, developmental or mental health needs. They may attend school, work or day programs.

As an adult foster care provider it is your responsibility to provide a home-like setting, care, supervision, companionship, and opportunities for the individuals to do as much as possible for themselves. Foster families may request a certain gender, age and anticipated duration of placement. It is most important that the family is able to provide a safe, nurturing environment.


  • You must be willing to give us permission to check social service and court records.
  • You must be willing to participate in regular training.
  • You must live in Benton County.
  • You need to be at least 18 years old.
  • You need to have enough income to meet your own needs.
  • You should be one year from a major life change such as a marriage, divorce, completion of chemical dependency treatment, birth of a first child or a significant loss.

If you are interested in pursuing foster care licensing or have more questions, please contact Sarah Sherwood at 320-968-5111.

Licensing Laws

Adult foster care licensing rules are defined by the Minnesota Department of Human Services for the State of Minnesota.

Current Provider Forms