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Can I Be a Foster Parent?

We need foster parents as diverse as the kids/youth in our care. Foster parents are needed in all counties across Wisconsin. We welcome a diverse pool of foster parents, including differences in sex, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective. Who you love, what your political stance […]

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Important Things to Know Before Becoming a Foster Parent

Exploring how to become a foster parent can be a little overwhelming. The good news is there is no need to feel that way. Many foster parent requirements must be met, like bedroom space, age, passing a background check, providing references, and more. Those are requirements set by the state of Wisconsin. At CCR, there […]

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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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How Are Foster Parents Matched with Foster Children

Children referred to CCR have various needs, ranging in age from 3 to 18, and many are sibling groups. Matching children with foster parents can be a difficult task. CCR's matching process is designed to produce successful outcomes for foster youth and parents. It aims to provide a safe and risk-free environment for the child […]

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Can Foster Parents Choose the Age of Foster Kids?

There are a lot of details to consider when exploring becoming a foster parent in Wisconsin. Most important is how a foster child will fit into your family. Although foster parents cannot pick specific children to care for, they can have age and gender preferences. Placing a child in a foster home is a matching […]

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Best Books About Foster Care

What are the best books about foster care? If you are exploring how to become a foster parent, you have many questions. Sometimes talking with us is all a prospective foster parent needs. For others, a good book might do the trick. So, what are the best books to read about foster parenting? We have […]

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Foster Parents - Behind the Scenes of a Weekly Home Visit

One of the most important ways we support our foster parents is providing weekly in-home visits. CCR foster parents in all Wisconsin counties receive weekly in-home visits. What happens during the visit? Does the Case Manager visit with the foster parents, the kids, or both? What is discussed? For the first time ever, we are […]

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Why Are So Many Kids in Foster Care

Wisconsin foster parents understand the challenges of caring for kids from hard places. Unfortunately, children in foster care have experienced unsafe conditions, sexual or physical abuse, and neglect or have parents who cannot care for them. Most kids in Wisconsin foster care have been severely neglected, partly due to parental drug use. A sibling group […]

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Wisconsin Foster Parent Dared to Ask Shocking Question

This brave Wisconsin foster parent asked what many others were feeling. It was a risk and it could have created a negative storm of troll responses from fellow foster parents. On the contrary, the comments only confirmed her need to ask the question in the first place. The post received comments from the hearts of […]

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