THE NEED FOR MORE FOSTER HOMES IS GREATER THAN EVER. OUR OFFICE IS OPEN.
Community Care Resources welcomes anyone from the Wisconsin LGBT community to become a foster parent. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and couples with some flexibility in day to day schedules are encouraged to explore fostering with us.
We understand that finding a Wisconsin foster agency you can trust and feel comfortable with is important. Our professional team encourages anyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity to pursue their wish to be a foster parent. We are proud to have LGBT foster families in many different counties across Wisconsin. ALL of our foster parents bring wonderful experiences and resources to foster kids and youth and are encouraged and supported by our staff.
Adopting a child from foster care is sometimes an option. Many children are adopted by their foster families every year at CCR. Of course, adoption should not be the goal of fostering, rather icing on the cake should it happen for you. Between 2013-2018 approximately 13% of our kids were adopted by their foster parents. In 2019, that percentage rose to an astounding 23%. We are happy to discuss this option with you and provide more information about how to adopt a child from foster care.
We are in need of loving foster homes in ALL Wisconsin counties. No matter where you live, we would love for you to consider joining our family of wonderful foster parents. We have foster homes in 35 counties and each home gets a weekly in-home visit by their assigned Case Manager to ensure that necessary support is provided. Whether you live in Dane, Racine, Rock, Eau Claire, Winnebago, or a smaller county in a more rural setting, we need more homes in your county. We never know when and where the children will come to us from so it is vital that we have foster homes in every corner of the state.
After facing trauma and maltreatment from their families or caregivers, LGBTQ youth too often enter a foster care system that puts them at risk of further bias and discrimination. We always need families that will love and accept LGBTQ youth in foster care without question or hesitation. If you are interested in caring for this population, we would love to hear from you.
Applying for a foster care license requires completion of a Home Study. Feel at ease knowing that we want to learn about you and your family and the strengths and skills you can offer to a child in your care. We are here to welcome you, prepare you, and support you!
Please contact us anytime or call us on weekdays at 800.799.0450