Foster Adoption

Families licensed by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, help children recover from the abuse and neglect they have experienced.

The goal of foster care is to reunite families, however, when reunification is not possible, a child in foster care may need a family willing to make a permanent commitment.  Of the children who are adopted from the foster care system, about 70 percent are adopted by their foster families.

There is always a need for individuals or parents who are willing to become foster parents and/or adoptive parents for foster children or children with special needs. A foster care parent must be licensed by the state to provide temporary care for children who are in the custody of the state. These families help children recover from abuse and neglect through placement in stable, supportive, and loving families. While providing foster care is not right for every family, the rewards are infinite.

For information on how to become a foster parent, please contact your local Health and Welfare office. If you want information on adopting a legally free child from the state child welfare system, please call the Idaho Youth Ranch office in Coeur d’Alene:
(208) 667-1898 (daytime)
(208) 818-6124 (after hours)

If you prefer e-mail, please contact Donna Euler at