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What Being a Foster Parent Did For My Family

Like most Wisconsin foster parents, I could write a book about my family's experiences fostering. I would dedicate an entire chapter to how fostering affected my biological kids. Our kids were 7 and 9 when we got our foster care license. From our first placement to our last, each foster child was unique, and my […]

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Why Getting a Foster Care License Takes So Long

If hundreds of Wisconsin foster kids are waiting for a loving foster home, why does getting a foster care license take so long? There are numerous steps to becoming a foster parent in Wisconsin. How long it takes often depends on how quickly applicants submit the required paperwork. Community Care Resources has a professional team […]

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How Are Foster Parents Matched with Foster Children

Matching foster children with Wisconsin foster parents is challenging. Daily referrals from counties across Wisconsin keep our Placement Coordinator, Brian, extremely busy. No two referrals are alike because all kids in foster care have different needs and trauma levels. CCR's matching process is designed to produce successful outcomes for foster youth and parents. It aims […]

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Wisconsin Foster Parents Had No Idea

When we got our foster care license, we felt prepared and ready as we would be. We had a great team walk us through all the foster care steps, home visits, and foster parent training. We asked many questions along the way and learned a lot about what it would be like to foster kids […]

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Ask This Before Becoming a Foster Parent in Wisconsin

If you want to become a foster parent in Wisconsin, it is important to do research and ask questions of the foster agency. Learning everything you can before committing to an agency will be beneficial when caring for foster children in your home. Most people know the basic questions to ask, but one question stands […]

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What Disqualifies You From Being a Foster Parent?

While having a criminal record can be a barrier to becoming a foster parent in Wisconsin, it does not automatically disqualify someone from being a foster parent. Our responsibility is to ensure that the CCR families we license are safe, stable, and nurturing. Any person seeking approval to foster in Wisconsin will undergo required background […]

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Can I Be a Foster Parent?

Wisconsin needs foster parents as diverse as the kids/youth care. More foster parents are needed in counties across Wisconsin. CCR welcomes a diverse pool of foster parents, including differences in age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, and financial means. Who you love, where you live, and how much money you make […]

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Important Things to Know Before Becoming a Foster Parent

Exploring how to become a foster parent can feel a little overwhelming. There is much to consider beyond meeting basic foster care licensing requirements. At CCR, we help prospective foster parents navigate the decision to foster. Our 35-year history has seen many foster parents succeed in helping children heal. They have many things in common, […]

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Foster Mom of 5 Siblings Loves Being a Foster Parent

I have always wanted to be a foster parent for sibling groups. My name is Heather; I am a stay-at-home Wisconsin foster parent and cannot express enough how amazing CCR has been for my family and me. When I first looked into how to become a foster parent, I reached out to a local private […]

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Treatment Foster Care for 33 Years - Happy Anniversary!

Three decades ago, a Wisconsin man with a generous heart saw a desperate need for change within the Wisconsin foster care system. Working in social services and mental health, he knew first-hand that kids needed more than basic foster care. He saw the outcomes and patterns of kids in foster care and knew he could […]

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