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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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Childhood Trauma in Wisconsin Foster Care

Children in Wisconsin foster care who have experienced traumatic events need to feel safe and loved. Foster parents provide a stable, loving environment in which kids can begin to heal. Although childhood trauma can have serious, lasting effects, there is hope for kids in foster care. Learning about trauma and using trauma-informed care principles can […]

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10 Questions Wisconsin Foster Parents Hear Most

We asked several Wisconsin foster parents to share some of the most frequent comments and/or questions they get about foster care. Foster parents know too well that when you become a foster parent it often means people are curious, observing, and inquisitive. Many of our foster parents hear comments in the presence of their foster […]

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Teacher Sends Foster Parent Honest Email

I wanted to become a foster parent for as long as I can remember. My dream was to foster a younger child. Furthermore, I always heard older foster kids were more difficult to manage. I had a basic understanding of childhood trauma, and I knew fostering would come with challenges. What I didn't realize was how […]

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Why Choose a Private Foster Care Agency

Exploring how to become a foster parent in Wisconsin? Did you recently discover that you have options beyond your county foster care agency? Yes, you have a choice in Wisconsin, foster with your county OR choose a private foster agency. To make choosing a private agency simple, it does not matter what county you reside […]

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How Old are Kids in Wisconsin Foster Care

Children enter Wisconsin foster care every day and range in age from infancy up to age 18 years. Sadly, abuse and neglect affect kids in every age group, in every community, in every Wisconsin county. Deciding to become a foster parent means giving great consideration to the ages of children you wish to help. Foster […]

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Can foster children share a bedroom?

If you are thinking about becoming a foster parent in Wisconsin and live in a home or apartment where bedroom space is limited, you may be wondering if kids in foster care can share bedrooms. The quick answer is yes. But wait, there are many considerations and rules in place to protect children and keep […]

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Wisconsin Foster Care Payments

Qualifying to become a Wisconsin foster parent is pretty simple. Making the decision to begin the process to get a foster care license can be a bit more difficult. There is so much to consider! Schedules and finances are two factors prospective foster parents spend the most time considering. Do you have the time to […]

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Becoming a Foster Parent in Wisconsin

You made the decision to foster but you don't know how to begin to be a foster parent in Wisconsin so, you make a phone call to an agency, questions in hand. First impressions are often a great way to gauge people and businesses. If your initial communication with a foster agency causes frustration and […]

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Wisconsin Foster Parent Says Goodbye to Boy

Before I became a foster parent I didn't give much thought to saying goodbye to the foster children I would love and care for. Although it is the obvious, inevitable result of being a foster parent, it wasn't something I focused on. Unless you are able to adopt from foster care, which many foster parents […]

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