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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 So Many Kids Are in Wisconsin Foster Care

Wisconsin foster parents know too well the challenges of caring for kids from hard places. Many kids enter foster care due to physical abuse and/or sexual abuse. The majority, however, have been severely neglected due to parental drug use. Here is one example of how a sibling group of five entered care and the conditions […]

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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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Why Are Kids in Foster Care?

Why are over 7,400 kids in Wisconsin foster care? Why aren't there enough foster parents in Wisconsin? Another heartbreaking story of a teen in foster care. Meet Emily, a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl in need of a new foster home. Her story is familiar; her trauma is prevalent. Her wish for a loving home continues. Foster […]

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Shocking Stories from WI Foster Parents with Young Kids

A Wisconsin foster parent is overwhelmed with toddlers in her care and reached out for advice on social media. Sadly, her feelings of frustration, exhaustion, and helplessness are common. If you want to become a foster parent to younger kids these testimonies may be a much-needed reality check. If you think younger kids are easier […]

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