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Surrogate Parents

The Surrogate Parent Project reaches out to those who have chosen, or are thinking of choosing, to act as a surrogate parent to a child with a disability. The project also serves professionals on surrogate provisions in the law.

Online Training

The Role of Surrogate Parents in Special Education: Surrogate Parent Laws & Guidelines
A video on the Surrogate Parents home page provides an overview of the special education laws in Minnesota around who may take on the role of parent for a child with a disability who may not have a biological or adoptive parent to serve in that role.


Children in Need of Surrogate Parents
This administratorís manual explains the procedures that Minnesota school districts must follow in establishing their surrogate parent programs. It outlines three major requirements: identifying children in need of surrogate parents; recruiting individuals to serve in that capacity; and providing training for them. 2014.
$9 | 10+ copies, $6 each  | SP-3

Training for Surrogate Parents pdf icon (download for free)
This training module is a guide for training surrogate parents. It includes information on the laws and procedures for representing a child in the special education process. 2015. One copy may be printed from downloaded booklet
| SP-1

Handouts squareFree to Download pdf icon | $1.50 per request | 10+ copies, $.50 each

Surrogate Parents: Frequently Asked Questions PHP-c222
The Different Roles of Foster Parents and Surrogate Parents PHP-c307

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