Child Placing Agency License

Department of Human Services


License for any public or private agency providing adoption and/or family foster care services.

Code Citation IC 238 & IAR 108

Who Applies Any person offering services in the placement of children in private family homes must obtain a license.

When To Apply There is no deadline to apply.

Initial Requirements The Department of Inspections and Appeals will conduct an onsite evaluation.

Duration One year from the date of issuance.

Processing Time Processing requires a minimum of 90 days.

Fee Structure No fees.

Renewal Requirements Does not pertain.

Exam Does not pertain.

Additional Information None.

Services Provided

Service Category

  • Service SubCategory
Contact Information
Carol Gerleman
Hoover State Office Building, B-Level
1305 E. Walnut
Des Moines, IA 50319