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The Process - Become a Foster Parent

5 Steps to becoming a foster parent in Wisconsin

Getting a foster care license should be exciting, not overwhelming, that is why the team at CCR is committed to supporting you through the foster care licensing process. Our friendly, experienced staff with walk you through all the details, step by step to make sure you get the answers and information you need. We promise to make your experience as seamless as possible and we'll go the extra mile to make sure you and your family are comfortable with each step. 

If you have a flexible schedule and can provide a stable home environment for kids, we would love to hear from you.

In just 3-4 months you can become a licensed foster parent with us!  We are in need of homes in every corner of the state and we are placing children very quickly after issuing a license. The process is streamlined to make things as easy as possible for you. Our goal isn't just to get you licensed. We want this to be the best choice for you and your family. That means providing you with all the training and tools necessary to care for children successfully. 

We would love for you to explore fostering with us and become part of our family of amazing foster parents. We have families in 35 Wisconsin counties providing foster care to kids of all ages and sibling groups.

Getting a foster care license is completed in these 5 steps.

1 - A Phone Call

A casual phone call will allow you to ask as many questions as you like and get the answers you need to consider fostering with us. We answer calls immediately and respond to inquiries made through our website within hours.

We believe a one-on-one conversation allows for an honest exchange of information rather than having you attend a generic, group information session. We will share all the details you need to know so you can make the best decision for you and your family. 

2 - Initial Application

If you meet the basic foster parent qualifications and are ready to proceed, we are thrilled to send you an application. If the completed application demonstrates a flexible schedule, a support system, a stable home environment, and a desire to care for children with a variety of trauma, we will move to step 3 and schedule an appointment to visit with you in your home.

3 - Home Visits, Background Check, Fingerprinting

The first visit allows for more of your questions to be answered as well as opportunities for you to gain a better understanding of what fostering with CCR will be like. Background check, fingerprinting, and additional application forms will be presented during the first home visit. There will be 3 additional home visits prior to getting your license. These visits will consist of interviews, obtaining references, medical releases, home walk-throughs, and more. 

4 - Classroom Training

Foster Parent Training Prepared Us

Foster Parent Training Prepared Us

Foster parent training consists of 30-hours in a classroom setting. The training is informative, interesting and well planned to give you the necessary tools to care for children with traumatic backgrounds. Training takes place in two parts. The first session focuses on policies, procedures, state requirements, what to expect from CCR, and an introduction to trauma-informed care. Session two is an in-depth exploration of childhood trauma and trauma-informed care. Trainings are held 6 times per year. 

5 - Licensing

Upon completion of all paperwork, home visits, and training, your licensing specialist will write your home study and a foster care license will be issued and filed with the state of Wisconsin. You are now ready to accept foster children into your family and become part of a child's healing process.

 
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