Daycare & Foster Care / Adoption
Le Sueur County Human Services offers assistance in becoming licensed to provide daycare or foster care for children or support care for adults in your family residence and information/links for adoption services.
Le Sueur County Human Services can assist in finding resources to apply for child care assistance, locate licensed child care providers, or to become a licensed child care provider. We strive to ensure that children are cared for in quality, safe, nurturing and culturally responsive settings and, to help parents find a licensed provider to entrust the care of their children while they work, attend school, or search for employment.
Child Care Assistance
The Child Care Assistance Program provides financial assistance to help families with low incomes pay for child care so that parents may pursue employment or education leading to employment, and that children are well cared for and prepared to enter school.
Please see our full page on Child Care Assistance for more information.
Child Care Licensing
As a foster care provider, you will help children learn there are caring, stable, and reliable adults there for them.
Prospective Adoptive Homes
Adoption Services from Le Sueur County Social Services are provided for children that are under the guardianship of the Commissioner of Human Services. These children are available for adoption and are registered on the Minnesota Children's Waiting List. There are private agencies that provide services to prospective adoptive parents at no fee. If you would like further information please contact Le Sueur County Social Services or visit the Minnesota Adoption Resource Network.
At this time, Le Sueur County Family Services does not offer any services for private adoptions. If you are interested in adopting special needs children that are state wards, we can connect you with the appropriate agencies who offer those services.
Visit the MN Adopt website.
We can do adoption searches for either biological parents or children who wish to make contact with each other.
Become a Foster Parent or Daycare Provider
A person needs a nourishing stable environment in which to live regardless of his or her age - siblings, teens, young mothers and infants, and adults. There is a need of providers for every age group.
Le Sueur County Human Services provides licensing services for county residents who wish to provide the following:
- Adult Foster Care: Individuals provide care for adults with disabilities within their own home
- Child Foster Care: Individuals provide care for children within their own home
- Family Day Care: Individuals provide care for up to 12 to 14 children in a residential or commercial setting that meets all the licensing standards
For more information, please view the Administration of the Child Care Assistance Program (PUB).
Are you interested in becoming licensed?
All you need to do is call 507-387-8288 and ask to talk to the licensor. If the licensor does not answer, please leave a message and they will get back to you. Our agency does the licensing for Child Daycare, Child Foster Care, and Adult Foster Care. We have packets ready to mail out for each program area that we license.
The packet not only contains the forms you must fill out to get licensed, but we also provide you with the forms you will need once you are licensed. Each packet has a letter in it that explains what you need to fill out. If you run into a problem, call the licensor and they will help you through it. The licensor also does the orientation you are required to have in your home. The licensor also tries to set up trainings throughout the year locally.