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Riding a bike. Going fishing. Learning to cook spaghetti and meatballs.

These are moments we may take for granted. But for children in Iowa’s foster care system, having an adult to care about the little things makes a big difference. We serve families in 30 western Iowa counties, including major cities like Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Storm Lake, and surrounding areas. Become a foster parent through LSI Foster Care and Adoption and make a difference for Iowa children.

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Attend an orientation near you to learn more about Iowa foster care and adoption, find local trainings, ask questions, and get started.

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Audubon, Buena Vista, Carroll, Cass, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dickinson, Emmet, Fremont, Greene, Guthrie, Harrison, Ida, Kossuth, Lyon, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, O’Brien, Osceola, Page, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pottawattamie, Sac, Shelby, Sioux, Taylor, Woodbury.

Are you outside of our service area? Contact Four Oaks to learn about foster care and adoption for the rest of Iowa.

A Journey Through Foster Parenting


LSI Foster Care and Adoption presents this new blog to connect western Iowa families who are passionate about providing care for children and teens.

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home visit538times western Iowa children were referred into foster care in 2020
273western Iowa children referred into foster care were part of a sibling group in 2020
136western Iowa children age 13 and above were in need of a foster home in 2020

Kassie and Tammy have raised three children, but they decided to consider foster parenting and adoption. It didn’t take long for the pair to meet a sweet, red-haired toddler, Asher, who would make their family Whole. Asher’s family was unable to care for him due to his high medical needs, but it was love at first sight for Kassie and Tammy. Asher’s adoption was finalized last year, and Kassie knows he’s in the right place now.

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On a Saturday afternoon in November, Kelly received a phone call that would change her life. A baby girl, Cailey, was in need of a home. Kelly’s family provided foster care for a few months until Cailey was returned to her birth mother. But when Cailey returned to Kelly’s care, she began the process of officially adopting Cailey into her forever family. Kelly’s friend adopted Cailey’s younger sister, and the two families make sure the girls meet frequently to stay connected.

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Kate and Mark decided to become foster parents, and their lives quickly changed. Five young children in the area were in need of an immediate home, and Kate and Mark –along with another foster family– took them in. The two families ensured the kids interacted often to keep their close bond. But it was clear the kids needed to be together, so Kate and Mark decided to adopt all five siblings.

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