A disproportionate number of children of color enter the Montana child welfare system, and we provide culturally-appropriate services for these children. We also look for families who, when appropriate, will step up to offer a permanent home to a youth through adoption or by becoming their legal guardian.
There are more children in need a foster family than families available. This disparity increases every year. Children in our care come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Many have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma or loss that negatively impacts their ability to trust or form healthy relationships with adults. By becoming a foster parent, you can create a sense of security, connection, and belonging for a child.