Child Foster Care Licensing

Morrison County provides licensing for child foster care and respite homes within Morrison County.

Interested in becoming a Child Foster Care Provider?

How to start

  1. Review the Inquiry Packet (PDF) for more information on the licensing process and criteria. 
  2. Attend a required orientation meeting. These meetings are offered every other month.  
  3. Contact our intake social worker at 320-632-2951 or be put on our notification list

View Initial Licensing Training Materials

Complete Initial Licensing Tests

Submit the completed tests to your Licensor

How to continue being a Child Foster Care Provider

Print and return the Relicensing Packet (PDF) to your licensing worker 1 month prior to the expiration of your license.

On-Going Training Requirements

12 credit hours of training are required annually for licensed foster providers. You can complete any relevant training to achieve 12 hours but the below are required:

  • Child Passenger Restraint Training (Required every 5 years if caring for children under 9, must provide proof of attendance.)
  • Children's Mental Health Training (2 hours required initially, 1 hour annually)
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (1 hour required annually)
  • Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (Required every 5 years if caring for children under 5 years)
  • Abusive Heat Trauma (Required every 5 years if caring for children under 5 years)

For additional training resources, please contact your licensing worker:

Kim DeZurik                                                          Krista Theisen

Phone:  320-632-0278                                           Phone:  320-632-0229