Foster and Adoptive Family Supports

The graphic below illustrates the possible paths when a birth parent is unable to care for their children for a period of time. A kinship (family) placement is explored first, and if that's not an option, the children are placed with a foster family.

The accordions beneath the graphic labeled "Foster/Kinship Information" and "Adoption Information" contain resources for prospective families.


  • Learn more about foster care, view frequently asked questions, or apply with Child and Family Services Division to become a foster parent.

  • Learn about the Montana Kinship Navigator Program, or contact them with your questions at or (833) 445-3395.

  • Montana needs foster families. Child Bridge works with faith communities in Montana to find, train and connect foster families with supports needed to successfully foster children who have suffered abuse and neglect.

  • Promise 686 in Montana is a faith-based organization that develops FAMS (Family Advocacy Ministry) in churches to support children and families with prevention and intervention supports.

Considering Adoption in Montana? Married couples or single adults who have an approved pre-placement evaluation or adoptive home study may adopt in Montana.