Four Oaks and Lutheran Services in Iowa now manage respective areas for foster and adoptive families.

In order to serve foster and adoptive families closer to where they live, Iowa’s Foster Care and Adoption Services will now be divided between Four Oaks and Lutheran Services of Iowa. Four Oaks will be serving areas 2-5. LSI will be serving area 1.

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Iowa's Awesome Families: News & Updates

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 1:46pm

More than 400,000 children in the U.S. are part of the national foster care system and more than 23,000 of those individuals age out of the system each year. The foster care transition toolkit was created by the U.S. Department of Education to provide youth in foster care with the resources and...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 3:19pm

September 30, 2015

The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) has released its prelimiary fiscal year 2014 data.

Numbers at a Glance, as of September 30, 2014:

  • 415,129 children in foster care
     
  • 264,746 children entered...

Events

  • Foster Parent Approved Group Training: Building A Brighter Future (BABF)

    Foster Parent Approved Group Training: Building A Brighter Future (BABF)

    This is an approved foster parent group training opportunity provided in cooperation with Parent Partners. Please RSVP to MelonyS@CFIowa.org in order to reserve your space. The course consists of three day-long class sessions. Questions? Call 844.574.7787.

    Date: 
    Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
    Location: 
    St. John’s Lutheran Church, Council Bluffs
    Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
    St. John’s Lutheran Church, Council Bluffs
  • CPR and First Aid Workshop

    CPR and First Aid Workshop

    Participants completing this workshop will qualify for CPR and First Aid certification for two years. The cost is $25 for CPR certification or $40 for CPR and First Aid certification. To register, please contact Di Daniels at SaludofStormLake@gmail.com or 712.299.9863.
     

    Date: 
    Monday, July 24, 2017 - 5:30pm
    Location: 
    Our Place Multicultural Center, 114 E. 3rd. St., Storm Lake
    Monday, July 24, 2017 - 5:30pm
    Our Place Multicultural Center, 114 E. 3rd. St., Storm Lake
  • Introduction to the Recrutment, Retention, Training, and Support Contract

    Introduction to the Recrutment, Retention, Training, and Support Contract

    Join us for an informational training on changes to Foster Care and Adoption in your area.  This training will meet requirements for 2hours of group relicensing training.

    To Register: FAMILYCONNECTIONS-DMSA@FOUROAKS.ORG

    Date: 
    Monday, July 24, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    Location: 
    Youth and Shelter Services, Youth Activity Centerm 420 Kellog Ave., Ames
    Monday, July 24, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    Youth and Shelter Services, Youth Activity Centerm 420 Kellog Ave., Ames
  • PS-MAPP Class

    PS-MAPP Class

    Partnering for Permanence and Safety: Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (PS-MAPP) is a 10-week series of foster parent training courses. It helps families make an informed decision about becoming a foster or adoptive family by preparing them for many aspects of the experience, including working with children who have been abused and neglected, partnering with birth families, and learning how to work with a team for the best interest of a child. You must be approved to attend class by your LSI Foster Care and Adoption worker before being assigned to a class. You will receive a letter with the specific date, time, and location for your assigned PS-MAPP classes. Questions? Call 844.574.7787.

    Date: 
    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (All day)
    Location: 
    Shenandoah
    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (All day)
    Shenandoah
  • LEAN Stability Training

    LEAN Stability Training

    Join us for a training on the Cedar Rapids Service Area's Stability LEAN to learn more about changes from DHS in providing foster care support to your family.

    To Register: FAMILYCONNECTIONS-CRSA@FOUROAKS.ORG

    Date: 
    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Location: 
    Ottumwa, TBD
    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Ottumwa, TBD