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Private Foster Care Agencies in Wisconsin Help Kids Heal

Private Foster Care Agencies in Wisconsin Help Kids Heal

One of the most common misunderstandings surrounding Wisconsin foster care is the difference between county foster agencies and private foster care agencies. The Wisconsin division of social services heads up the entire foster care system, overseeing county and private foster care agencies. Each age...

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Providing Respite Care for Foster Parents

Providing Respite Care for Foster Parents

Being a foster parent often means full calendars and tight schedules, leaving little time for personal breaks and self-care. With our own kids, we can call Grandma or hire a teenage babysitter for the night. With foster kids, getting away for an evening or weekend can be a bit more difficult because...

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3 Important Things to Know to Become a Foster Parent

3 Important Things to Know to Become a Foster Parent

Sifting your way through blogs and websites about foster care can be overwhelming. Chances are you have read your fair share of personal stories and opinions from past and present foster parents. You may have called your county foster agency looking for information and it's a sure bet you have scrol...

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A Wisconsin Foster Agency with Employee Loyalty

A Wisconsin Foster Agency with Employee Loyalty

Social work in foster care is exhausting, demanding, and emotionally draining on a good day. Social work within a foster agency can also be very rewarding, fulfilling, and inspiring to the men and women who dedicate their lives to children and families. Why is burnout at an all-time high? Why do Wis...

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Foster Parents Help Kids With a Common Struggle

Foster Parents Help Kids With a Common Struggle

As a new foster parent, I was confident, I felt like I had an understanding of what to expect when we welcomed kids into our home. My husband and I have biological children of our own and we were ready to help foster children. We completed the foster parent training classes and had an abundance of...

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Can Foster Parents Work Full Time?

Can Foster Parents Work Full Time?

In today's America, over 60% of households are dual income families. Almost 40% of U.S. workers are women. People are putting off retirement and working longer than ever before. With data like these, how can anyone become a foster parent in Wisconsin if not allowed to work outside the home? Here we ...

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Foster Parent Questions & Answers

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New Foster Parent Trainings

Throughout Wisconsin

Parent Training

Sep
27
Fri
all-day Foster Parent Training Class
Foster Parent Training Class
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day
Ready to become a foster parent? We would love to speak with you. Begin the application process today and attend our upcoming fall training session.
Oct
14
Mon
all-day Foster Parent Training Class
Foster Parent Training Class
Oct 14 – Oct 15 all-day
We are so happy you are interested in foster parent training. We would love to speak with you about the details and answer your questions. Call Jane today 608-203-1318

How this incredible College student beat the foster care system