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Kansas SRS, Foster Care and Reintegration Services

Address 1: 
Kansas City SRS Service Center
Address 2: 
400 State Ave.
City: 
Kansas City
State/Province: 
KS
ZIP/Post Code: 
66117
Phone: 
(913) 279-7000

From the Kansas SRS Foster Page:

Foster care is intended to be a temporary living situation for children who have been abused or neglected and are removed from their homes to assure their safety. Reintegration with their family or extended kin is the permanency of first choice. If reintegration is not possible, adoption or an alternative permanency, provided as quickly as possible, is the goal to ensure a child’s well being.

Nebraska DHHS: Adoption Homepage

Address 1: 
301 Centennial Mall South
City: 
Lincoln
State/Province: 
Nebraska
ZIP/Post Code: 
68509
Phone: 
1-800-772-7368

From the Nebraska DHHS page:

All children deserve to grow up in a good home. When a child cannot be returned to his or her original family, adoption becomes the goal.

The goal of adoption is to provide a child with a family for the rest of their life. Adoption is the means of transferring to a child and parents all the legal rights that they would have if that child had been born to them.

The value of adoption is that it provides a child with the basic needs: legal status, social status, and a family of their own.

South Dakota Department of Social Services

Address 1: 
700 Governors Drive
City: 
Pierre
State/Province: 
SD
ZIP/Post Code: 
57501
Phone: 
(605) 773-3165

From the SD DSS Foster Site:

Strong families are South Dakota’s foundation and our future. They serve as the primary source of love, identity, self-esteem and support in communities throughout the state and the country.

South Dakotans who provide foster parenting are making a difference in the lives of children and their birth families. The Department of Social Services ensures the safety, permanency and well-being of the children in our state.

Foster Care Services - North Dakota Department of Social Services

Address 2: 
600 East Boulevard
City: 
Bismarck
State/Province: 
North Dakota
ZIP/Post Code: 
58505
Phone: 
(800) 245-3736

On the ND Foster Care Page:

* Foster care is 24-hour out-of-home care for children whose parents are unable, neglect, or refuse to provide for their children's needs. It includes food, clothing, shelter, security, safety, guidance and comfort
* In nearly all cases, the child in care has been removed from home by a court order, with custody given to a public agency, such as the Division of Juvenile Services, County Social Services, or Tribal Social Services

New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department

Address 1: 
P.O. Drawer 5160
City: 
Sante Fe
State/Province: 
New Mexico
ZIP/Post Code: 
87502
Phone: 
1-800-432-2075

From the CYFD site:

The department provides an array of prevention, intervention, rehabilitative and after-care services to New Mexico children and their families.

CYFD protects abused and neglected children, rehabilitates delinquent and incarcerated youth and provides child care subsidies, promotes and supports quality child care and administers statewide domestic violence programs. Please contact our staff to find out more about our programs or to find out how you can help.

Colorado Department of Human Services - Division of Child Welfare

Address 1: 
1575 Sherman Street
City: 
Denver
State/Province: 
Colorado
ZIP/Post Code: 
80203
Phone: 
303-866-5932

From the CDHS site:

Foster parents are a finite resource. They are part of the team that helps make a real and lasting difference in the lives of Colorado's families and children. It is everyone's responsibility to support and retain our foster families.

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Wyoming Department of Family Services

Address 1: 
2300 Capitol Ave.
Address 2: 
Hathaway Building
City: 
Cheyenne
State/Province: 
Wyoming
ZIP/Post Code: 
82002
Phone: 
307-777-7564

From the Foster Care page of the Wyoming Department of Family Services:

Welcome to the Department of Family Services. We are excited about your interest in our foster care program. Please look at our different links available on this page and don't forget the important link "Contact us about foster care" This will enable you to provide us a way to contact you to discuss your interest, answer any questions and hopefully start you on the path to become a foster parent.

Montana Department of Public Health and Family Services

Address 1: 
1400 Broadway (Cogswell Building)
City: 
Helena
State/Province: 
MT
Phone: 
(406) 444-5900

From the Montana CFSD site:

The Child and Family Services Division (CFSD) is a part of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. Its mission is to keep Montana's children safe and families strong.

The division provides state and federally mandated protective services to children who are abused, neglected, or abandoned. This includes receiving and investigating reports of child abuse and neglect, working to prevent domestic violence, helping families to stay together or reunite, and finding placements in foster or adoptive homes.

Utah Division of Child and Family Services

Address 2: 
120 North 200 West, #225
City: 
Salt Lake City
State/Province: 
UT
ZIP/Post Code: 
84103
Phone: 
(801) 538-4100

From the UT Child and Family Services Page:

Our goal is to have communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect, and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence, and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.

Idaho Foster Care and Adoption Programs

State/Province: 
Idaho
Phone: 
1-800-926-2588

From the ID Foster Care and Adoption Program Page:

Fostering Idaho's Future

Every child deserves a safe and loving home. Foster care and adoption provide that to Idaho’s youngest and most vulnerable citizens.

However, children are not the only ones to benefit from these programs. Serving as a foster parent or adopting a child can be an extremely rewarding experience, the kind of experience that enriches the lives of everyone involved.