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Foster Parent Training – Where Diversity is Welcome

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Foster Parent Training – Where Diversity is Welcome

Attending foster care training is required and critical to gaining the tools necessary to be a Wisconsin foster parent and care for foster children with significant trauma. Classes are designed to be informative, engaging, and thought-provoking. Attendees come from diverse backgrounds and share with fellow prospective foster parents, participate in group activities, and meet staff […]

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A Mother's Day Thank You to Foster Moms

As mother's day approaches this weekend, moms and foster moms across Wisconsin are anticipating a day dedicated to recognizing them. May is also Foster Care Awareness Month so foster moms, in particular, may feel extra special and appreciated this Sunday. Husbands, fathers, children, and grandchildren will give flowers, breakfast in bed, free labor for household […]

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Do Pets Help Kids in Foster Care?

Children in treatment foster care in Wisconsin and around the country are a vulnerable population as a result of their early life circumstances. According to Zill N, Bramlett MD, children in foster care experience more depression/anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and behavioral/conduct problems than children living with 2 biological parents and children living with never-married biological single mothers. […]

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What it Takes to be a Foster Parent?

We talk to approximately 30-40 women each month about what it is like to provide treatment foster care. Conversations are honest and often lengthy. Many don't know what questions to ask about how to become a foster parent, while others have a prepared list of their most important questions about foster care in Wisconsin. Some […]

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Teens in Wisconsin Foster Care

The outcomes for Wisconsin teens in foster care are troubling. Children who grow up in foster care often find themselves placed in multiple homes, bouncing from house to house. 20% are in 4 or more placements. This lack of stability creates additional challenges for kids already struggling with trauma and/or mental illness. Teenagers in foster […]

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How much are foster parents paid?

If you are considering providing foster care in Wisconsin you will want to understand how foster parent payments are calculated in Wisconsin and how the monthly payment is going to impact your household budget while caring for foster children. It can be a difficult question to ask because nobody wants to be perceived as wanting […]

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5 Reasons to Consider Wisconsin Foster Care

Wisconsin foster care agencies are desperate for new homes. Private foster agencies like Community Care Resources and county agencies across Wisconsin are heavily recruiting new homes. If you are considering becoming a foster parent in Wisconsin, we would love to speak with you. As a statewide Wisconsin foster agency, we license homes and place foster […]

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The Type of Foster Care Wisconsin Needs Most

The number of children in foster care Wisconsin is staggering. As of this writing, over 7,400 kids are in out of home care. More and more children are entering the foster system with significant trauma which requires parents to meet more stringent requirements to care for the kids appropriately. Treatment foster care addresses the underlying […]

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Can I be a Single Foster Parent?

Wisconsin foster care agencies are desperate for new homes. Social media platforms, news headlines, and blogs like this one are encouraging everyone to consider becoming a foster parent. Over 7,000 kids are in Wisconsin foster care and roughly 10% of them are in treatment level foster homes. The shortage of available homes is at a […]

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Why Getting a Foster Care License Takes So Long

Why does it take so long to get a foster care license? The time it takes to become a foster parent in Wisconsin can vary based on the foster agency you license with. Typically, getting a Wisconsin foster care license can take anywhere from three to nine months. Getting a license depends on how quickly you complete […]

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