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Reach Higher Montana Summit for Youth in Foster Care

Reach Higher Montana Summit for Youth in Foster Care
Posted at 10:35 AM, Jun 12, 2024

In the video above, Paul Sanchez reports on the Reach Higher Montana Summit for Youth in Foster Care that is being held at the University of Providence in Great Falls.

The event provides an opportunity for youth in foster care to prepare for life after high school—whether that includes being on track to graduate from high school, preparing for postsecondary education, or securing employment.

Contact the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS) at 1-866-9-FOSTER for more information about adoption and/or fostering.

Children who are available for adoption through the Child & Family Services (CFS) Division of the DPHHS have been removed from their own families because of abuse, neglect, or other family problems that make it unsafe for them to remain at home. The rights of their parents have been terminated making the children available for adoption.

Who May Adopt? Either married couples or single adults who have an approved pre-placement evaluation or adoptive home study may adopt in the State of Montana.

How do I get a home study? If you live in Montana, you may begin the process by contacting your CFS office. If you live outside of Montana, contact your state or local office that provides these services.

What about training? Montana Child and Family Services requires and provides special training to all of our foster and adoptive parents. The training is offered at various times and places around the State of Montana.

Click here to learn more about child adoption in Montana.