What We Do

We are contracted by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) to recruit, train, license and support Iowa’s foster and adoptive families.

You should know that we are not a child placement agency. Iowa children are placed in foster and adoptive homes by DHS, and DHS makes all final decisions regarding the licensure and approval of foster and adoptive families.

We’re here to help and support you along the way!

Our Mission

Our mission is to recruit and retain stable, nurturing, and diverse foster and adoptive families to keep children safe from further trauma and assist them in their transition to permanency.

Our Vision

Every child deserves a safe, loving, and supportive family.

Our Organizations

Four Oaks

Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI)

We also work closely with state and private organizations:

Iowa Department of Human Services

Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association