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What a difference this little girl has made in our lives. We feel truly blessed to have her in our family.

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3 Things to Know About Treatment Foster Care

3 Things to Know About Treatment Foster Care

When a child enters the Wisconsin foster care system, they are most often placed in a licensed county foster home unless placed in the home of a relative. If a child is part of a larger sibling group, they may or may not be placed in the same foster home as their siblings. Placement is dependent on ...

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Foster Parent Training – Where Diversity is Welcome

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 ...

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A Mother's Day Thank You to Foster Moms

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 grandchildr...

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Do Pets Help Kids in Foster Care?

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 behavi...

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What it Takes to be a Foster Parent?

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 fos...

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Teens in Wisconsin Foster Care

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 trau...

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