Foster and Adoptive Family Supports

Mission Statement

Keeping Children Safe and Families Strong

Statement of Purpose

To protect children who have been or are at substantial risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment. We strive to assure that all children have a family who will protect them from harm. We recognize the protective capacities of families and incorporate them in assessments, decision making and actions with the goal of improving safety, permanency and well being for children. We encourage our communities to strengthen their prevention efforts and to share responsibility for the safety of its children and families.

Core Values

Children have the right to grow and develop in safe and permanent family environments.
The safety of children is dependent on the actions/omissions of adults.
When families and communities collaborate, the possibility for success is increased.
The safety of children in our care is dependent upon multi-level stewardship of human and financial resources.

Adoption Resources

  • 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.