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Adoption & Foster Care

Foster Care and Adoption from Foster Care

Since 2007, LSI has been a partner agency in Iowa KidsNet, the statewide collaboration of agencies that recruits, trains, licenses and supports all of Iowa’s foster and adoptive homes for children in partnership with Iowa’s Department of Human Services.

Iowa KidsNet also provides matching recommendations to the Department of Human Services so children entering foster care can be placed in a home that best fits their unique needs.

As part of the Iowa KidsNet team, LSI staff serve as licensing specialists, support specialists and recruitment staff, helping to create safe, permanent connections between children and families through foster care, adoption and reunification with birth families.

Iowa is fortunate to have many wonderful foster families, but there remains an ongoing need for more foster parents, particularly for those willing to foster teenagers, sibling groups and children with special needs. There is also an urgent need for more African American, Native American and Latino foster families.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent or adopting from foster care, please visit Iowa KidsNet or call 1.800.243.0756.

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