Our organization is a partner in Iowa KidsNet (IKN) with five other organizations in the state of Iowa. This partnership through Four Oaks (one of the partners) has entered into a contract with the Iowa Department of Human Services for the Recruitment and Retention of Foster and Adoptive Families that are available to be successfully matched with children who need out-of–home care in a foster family setting, adoptive placement or relative placement. The goals of this project are:
- Increase permanency outcomes for children in foster care.
- Increase the number of qualified, licensed and available foster, adoptive and relative homes.
In Sioux City and Council Bluffs and the surrounding communities, there is a need for foster homes that are willing to work with older, more difficult children and teenagers. In Sioux City there continues to be a need for Native American and Latino homes. There also continues to be a need for foster homes that are willing to work with sibling groups and children with medical or emotional problems. Our staff provides services in 30 counties in western Iowa, with staff in Sioux City and Council Bluffs.
Those interested in becoming foster parents should call Iowa KidsNet at 1- 800-243-0756 or visit our website at