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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 foster 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 […]

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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 will address the […]

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Foster Mom Testimonials - The Truth About Foster Care

Want to know what being a foster parent is really like? Talk to a foster mom. Want to learn about different Wisconsin foster agency options? Talk to a foster mom. Unsure if you will qualify to be a foster parent, talk to a foster mom. Nobody can tell you what fostering is really like unless […]

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How Will Fostering Affect My Kids?

It is a popular question many prospective foster parents ask. If you want to become a foster parent there are many things to consider before beginning the process to get a foster care license. In particular, how will your family handle the challenges, changes, and rewards? We can answer nearly all your foster care questions with […]

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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 […]

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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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Shortly after getting her foster care license, this retired veteran welcomed an 8-year-old boy into her home who had experienced significant tragedy in his young life. They had a powerful exchange that may very well move your heart to consider fostering.

CCR needs foster parents in every county across Wisconsin. No matter where you live, what you do, who you are with, how much you make, or why your heart keeps telling you to explore... We would love to speak with you.

If you have some flexibility in your day to day schedule to be there for kids, attend appointments, work around school schedules, and provide consistent stability, please contact us.

* The two have been together for over a year. Healing is happening, love has grown, and there is so much hope for a little guy who went through so much at such an early age.

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