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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  • Shenandoah Support Group: “It’s Not About You: The Invisible Suitcase (Trauma)”

    Shenandoah Support Group: “It’s Not About You: The Invisible Suitcase (Trauma)”

    This is an approved three-hour foster and adoptive parent training addressing and understanding interventions and the impact of trauma experienced by children. Please contact skhiser@mchsi.com to RSVP. 

     

    Facilitator: Jill Stone

     

    Date: Jan. 23

    6 – 9 p.m.

    Date: 
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Location: 
    First United Methodist Church, 200 Church Street, Shenandoah
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    First United Methodist Church, 200 Church Street, Shenandoah
  • Shenandoah Support Group: It’s Not About You: The Invisible Suitcase

    Shenandoah Support Group: It’s Not About You: The Invisible Suitcase

    This is an approved three-hour training for foster and adoptive parents addressing and understanding the impact and interventions relating to trauma experienced by children. Please RSVP to skhiser@mchsi.com.

    Facilitator: Jill Stone

    Date: 
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Location: 
    United Methodist Church, 200 Church Street, Shenandoah, IA 51601
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    United Methodist Church, 200 Church Street, Shenandoah, IA 51601
  • Ankeny: CPR only

    Ankeny: CPR only

    This class is certified through the American Heart Association, meets the requirements for licensure and is approved for 6 hours of foster parent training credit.  A fee of $40 per participant due at the beginning of class; payment may be made by exact cash or checks made out to Four Oaks. Note: CPR and First Aid classes held on separate dates must be completed in succession.

    Trainer: Sarah Wiedenhoeft & Kellie Dykhuis

    *To register for trainings please email or call:  Familyconnections-dmsa@fouroaks.org or 319-784-2342

    Date: 
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
    Location: 
    Four Oaks – 6864 NE 14th St. Suite 5A, Ankeny
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
    Four Oaks – 6864 NE 14th St. Suite 5A, Ankeny
  • Dubuque: CPR/First Aid*

    Dubuque: CPR/First Aid*

    This class is certified through the American Heart Association and requires a fee of $40 per participant due at the beginning of class. Payment may be made by exact cash or checks made out to Four Oaks. This training meets the requirements for licensure. 

    Trainer(s):  Chris Barnett & Kay Baker 

    *Note: CPR/First Aid for licensed foster parents or individuals going through the foster care licensing process only. Cost for this course is $40 per participant.

    To sign up for training, please send an email with your name and phone number to:
    familyconnections-esa@fouroaks.org

     

    Date: 
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
    Location: 
    Four Oaks 180 W. 15th St, Dubuque (Cafeteria)
    Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Jan 23 2018.
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm
    Four Oaks 180 W. 15th St, Dubuque (Cafeteria)
  • Ankeny: Orientation Session

    Ankeny: Orientation Session

     

                                                                               Consider becoming a foster parent for Iowa's children! 

                             

                             We are looking for families who can care for larger sibling groups and school aged children who need safe foster homes!

      Youth enter foster care through no fault of their own and need a caring, stable family for temporary care, a few days to several months, or for the purpose of permanency through guardianship or adoption. 

                          Foster parents can be a single person or a partnered or married couple and come from diverse and varied backgrounds.

       If you want to help but aren’t ready to become a foster parent, you can make a difference by referring someone you know who would be a great foster/adoptive family or by volunteering to help us get the word out about Four Oaks Fostering Connections.

                 Please plan to attend and hear more about how you can help your community support children & families in the child welfare system.

                                              Questions? Please contact us at: familyconnections-dmsa@fouroaks.org

    Date: 
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Location: 
    Four Oaks Ankeny Office, 6864 NE 14th St Suite 5A, Ankeny, IA
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Four Oaks Ankeny Office, 6864 NE 14th St Suite 5A, Ankeny, IA