Renville County currently has 30 children and youth in foster care and this number is increasing.  More foster parents are  needed in Renville County to help keep kids safe, in their community, and close to friends and family.

A foster parent may be single or married, have children or not have children, rent or own their home, work full-time or not full-time.  What they share is a concern for children and a commitment to help them through tough times.


Contact Renville County Human Services at 320-523-2202.  Ask for the Foster Care Licensor.

Complete Application and Fact Sheet. Forms can be obtained by calling Renville County Human Services at 320-523-2202.

A background study is required for everyone in your home 13 years of age and older.

Open Home for Visit and Study: You will be assigned a social worker who will visit you and your family for an interview and to complete a home study assessment.

Receive Foster Care License: When you have successfully completed the process, a license will be issued. This license is good for one or two years.

Participate in Training: Trainings give potential and current foster parents the tools to have a successful foster care experience.

“Foster parents play an important role in providing a loving home for our most vulnerable children,” stated Renea Weigel, Social Service Supervisor for Renville County Human Services.  “We have foster parents who enjoy helping younger children succeed through establishing a routine and others who want to help teenagers finish high school.  Some care for children long-term while others provide care in emergencies.  What they all have in common is their willingness to open their hearts and homes for a short or extended period to children in need.”

To learn more about becoming a foster parent, contact Rachel at Renville County Human Services at 320-523-3523 or [email protected] or visit  Additional information on foster parenting can be found at