1,683 Kids In South Dakota Are In Foster Care Right Now
Nationwide there are only half as many licensed foster homes as kids in care.
As of May 31, 2023
At South Dakota Kids Belong we’re working with Stronger Families Together to educate and inspire more people to say yes to fostering and adoption.
Of all the ways to care for a child in foster care nothing has a greater positive impact than a safe, loving family.
Couple Shares How Their Plan To Adopt Grew From One Child To Three Siblings
“This was the first time in three years they [the three siblings] lived together in the same home. Not only did we keep the sibling group together, we actually got to reunify them.
“I think have their siblings there, having that companion made the transition a little smoother.”Angie Devos
Here’s How We Help Create Sustainable Change In Foster Care
South Dakota Kids Belong is part of the America’s Kids Belong family, a nonprofit committed to dramatically improving the experiences and outcomes of kids in foster care.
Foster Family Recruitment
A family for every child
A Foster Friendly community for every family
Coalition for Change
Hope for foster care in every community
Rapid City Issues Foster Care Proclamation
Rapid City recently issued a proclamation committing to support South Dakota Kids Belong and our efforts to recruit enough foster, adoptive and kinship families to meet the needs of children in foster care.
Thank you to Rapid City Mayor Jason Salamun, Lt Governor Larry Rhoden and Second Lady Sandy Rhoden for supporting efforts to care for vulnerable children in our state.
*Estimate as of 2020, according to the Annie E. Casey Kids Count Data Center
**According to South Dakota Department of Social Services “Foster Care (Out-of-home Care) is “a temporary service provided by states for children who cannot live with their families. Children in foster care may live with relatives or with unrelated foster parents. Foster care can also refer to placement settings like group homes, residential care facilities, emergency shelters and supervised independent living.”
South Dakota’s Kids Belong is an affiliate of America’s Kids Belong. We are a 501c3 – EIN #85-3580236