Adult and Disability Services

Health and Human Services

Adult Foster Care
Foster care for adults assists men and women, 18 years of age and older, who are unable to live alone but want to live in a family setting. They are emotionally, physically or mentally dependent, or frail elderly who may be able to attend school, work or day programs.

As an adult foster care provider it is your responsibility to provide a home-like setting, care, supervision and companionship, and to provide the opportunity for people to do as much as possible for themselves as long as possible in the community. Foster families may request a certain gender, age and anticipated duration of placement. It is most important that the family is able to provide a safe, nurturing environment.


  • You need to be at least 21
  • You must live in Pine County
  • You need to have enough income to meet your own needs
  • You should be one year from a major life change such as a marriage, divorce, completion of chemical dependency treatment, birth of a first child or a significant loss.
  • You must be willing to give us permission to check social service and court records.
  • Your home must have at least two bedrooms.
  • You must be willing to participate in regular training. 

Adult Foster Care Licensing

If you are interested in pursuing foster care licensing or have more questions, please contact Pine County Health and Human Services at 800-450-7463 and ask to speak with a Foster Care licensor.