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Foster Care

Dakota County Social Services licenses, monitors and supports foster homes to be used by Dakota County children and adults in need of placement.  Currently, Dakota County serves about 1,400 children and adults living in foster homes. 
Top areas of need
For child foster care, the greatest areas of need are:
  • Teenagers
  • Boys age 12–14 
  • Large sibling groups of three of more
For adult foster care, the greatest areas of need are for:
  • Adults with mental illness
  • Transitional adults age 18–25
  • Adults with chemical dependency
  • Adults with traumatic brain injury

Last updated: 12/27/2012 9:26 AM