Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Child Welfare - Adoption and Foster Care Program
Human Services / Facilities Center
16126 John Moose Dr, Cass Lake, MN, 56633-3554
The Foster Care Program provides foster care licensing for Native Families on and near the Leech Lake Reservation. The program seeks extended family members or other Native Families to care for children who need to be placed out of the home until the child can be reunified with their family. These homes are intended to provide a short-term, safe and stable environment for children while their family works to improve the conditions that resulted in the out of home placement.
The Adoption Program finds adoptive homes for Leech Lake children who are available for adoption via Child Protection. They are not able to assist with private adoptions.
Pre and Post Adoption resources are available for adoptive families. The adoption process will take a minimum of six months to one year. Adoption subsidies are available for those children who are eligible.
Adoptive families must be either licensed or eligible for licensure in Foster Care while awaiting for finalization of the adoption.
Additional programs include:
* Urban Child Welfare Program: Advocates for the needs of Leech Lake children while in foster care and provides support for families to reunify with their children
* Youth Living Skills Program: Assistance to make the transition to self-sufficiency or young adults who have aged out of the foster care program
- Native American Community
Eligible applicants to become foster parents must:
* Be at least 21 years of age
* Pass the substance abuse test
* Pass the three background checks
* Pass the physical exam
* Health and safety home visit
Eligibility for Adoption:
* 21 years and older
* Enrolled or eligible for enrollment (first generation descendants may apply, however, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Commission will need to approve the application)
* Steady Income
* Driver's License
* Pass Criminal Background Check
* Pass Social Services Background Check
Call for more information - an appointment is needed.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Leech Lake Reservation, Beltrami, Cass, Hubbard and Itasca Counties
|Recovery Maintenance Prog||(218) 335-8302|
|Child Abuse Prevention Program||(218) 335-4448|
|Community Center Contact||(218) 335-8318|
|Family Preservation Program||(218) 335-4448|
|Human Resources||(218) 335-3698|
|Management Information Systems||(218) 335-3750|
|Tribal Court||(218) 335-3682|
|Tribal Enrollment||(218) 335-3601|
|Workforce Investment Act||(218) 335-8391|
|Youth Division||(218) 334-4433|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
DF-4500.2000-200Foster Home Licensing Definition
Programs that establish and enforce health, safety and program standards for foster homes, review applications for licenses, issue or deny licenses, inspect facilities for compliance with requirements and revoke licenses or bring disciplinary action for noncompliance.
PH-0300.0300-650Postadoption Counseling and Support Definition
Programs that provide guidance and support following placement of a child to help the adopting family through the early period of adjustment or thereafter as needed.
PH-0300.0300-680Preadoption Counseling and Support Definition
Programs that provide guidance and support for potential adoptive parents including assistance in understanding and evaluating the impact of adoption on their own lives.
PH-0300.6500Preadoptive Foster Care Definition
Programs that provide temporary family living arrangements in agency-supervised private family homes for children who have been relinquished for adoption but have not yet been permanently placed. Some programs may also provide care for infants while birth parents decide whether to parent or place their child for adoption.
PH-2400Family Support Recruitment/Referral Definition
Programs that identify and enlist people who are willing to provide living arrangements in their homes for children who need an alternative family living environment; offer services that augment and support those that are available through the family unit; or link individuals who are in need of these services with appropriate providers.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YH-6000.6000Native American Community Definition
Individuals whose ethnic background and ancestry are that of the tribal, aboriginal peoples who originated in what is now the United States. Included are Native Americans who are living on or off reservations in rural and urban areas.
YK-2000.2400Foster Families Definition
Families that have one or more foster children in their care.
YK-6500.2000Foster Parents Definition
Individuals who are licensed to provide a home for orphaned, abused, neglected or delinquent children or children with disabilities, usually with the approval of the government or a social service agency.
YK-6500.3600Kinship Caregivers Definition
Grandparents, aunts and uncles or other relatives, members of a child’s tribe or clan, godparents, stepparents, neighbors, friends of the family or other adults who can serve as "family" who have taken on the responsibility of raising children in situations where the birthparents are unable or unwilling to provide for their care.
YK-8000.2000Foster Children Definition
Children and youth who have alternative living arrangements in agency-supervised private family homes due to their own social, physical or emotional problems or those of another family member.
YW-8500Tribal Reservation Residents Definition
Individuals and families of Native American descent who have needs and interests in common based on living in areas recognized by the federal or a state government as being set aside for the use of Native Americans and governed by Native Americans.
YZ-0200Adoption/Foster Care Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topics of adoption and/or foster care as well as foster care transition.