When you foster an American Indian child, you keep traditions alive and strengthen the culture of all tribes.
The Department of Child Safety takes into consideration a child’s culture and heritage when it comes to American Indian children. If you are American Indian, consider fostering a child from your tribe or other Indian Nation. Your impact on the life of an American Indian foster child is immeasurable. And the cultural legacy you pass on to that foster child can’t be replicated without the help of American Indian foster parents.
In accordance with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), the Department of Child Safety shall make diligent efforts to work with families and tribes to identify children who are subject to the ICWA.
The Department of Child Safety shall provide services that ensure the health and safety of American Indian children while protecting their cultural heritage to the greatest extent possible.
The Department of Child Safety shall contact a child's or parent’s tribe as soon as possible to determine jurisdiction.
For more information about fostering American Indian children, please fill out the form below.