We are glad you're exploring how to become a foster parent in Dane County with CCR. We desperately need foster homes in Madison, Wisconsin, Sun Prairie, Fitchburg, Verona, Mt. Horeb, and other surrounding areas. Our home office is here in Middleton to provide you with all the support services you'll need to care for children. In addition, at this time, we need loving homes wishing to care for sibling groups and older youth, ages 8-18.
We understand that being a foster parent can be a challenging yet rewarding experience, and there are many reasons families decide to foster children. We also understand that families have options when choosing an agency. Services provided by the CCR team mean foster families can acquire the training needed and benefit from 24/7 support to enrich a child's life and help a child heal from trauma. It is our priority to ensure all CCR foster parents receive an enhanced and individualized level of support, including:
Children who enter therapeutic foster care bring additional needs, most importantly, the need for stable family life. These children, typically age 3-18, are often the victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment. As a result, they have heightened emotional, behavioral, or developmental problems. In addition, many of these children have experienced significant trauma, making it difficult to participate — let alone succeed — in school and the home. At CCR, we empower foster families to help youth overcome trauma and prepare for the future. Our dedicated foster parents provide treatment care in a family setting to promote healthy family dynamics and relationships.
Since 1989, we have helped thousands of kids grow by having highly trained foster parents who can meet kids' higher emotional and physical needs. Foster parents provide for the children's emotional and physical needs, work closely with their assigned case manager, advocate for the child at school, transport kids to family visits and appointments, and look out for their best interests.
Rebecca is a longtime CCR foster parent from Mt. Horeb. She is shown here with Brian, our placement coordinator. Brian has been dedicated to CCR for 21 years and knows her family well. In addition, Rebecca's case manager Wanda, has been providing the family a myriad of support services, including weekly in-home visits, for 18 years! Yes, it's true. Wanda is the only case manager Rebecca and her family has ever had. The relationships between foster parents and case managers are a huge part of our success in helping children heal from trauma.
If you have patience and love to give, you can do this work!
There is an enormous need for more foster parents like Rebecca from Dane County, Wisconsin, to care for pre-teens, teens, and larger sibling groups. Not sure if older kids are the right fit for you? We are happy to connect you with a current foster parent to discuss.
Yes, foster parents can work full-time, and you can be a single foster parent. However, the ability to be home with foster kids when they are not in school is required. To meet the higher needs of kids and provide the structure and stability needed to heal, this is our most crucial foster care requirement. Working from home is often an option, depending on your workday and workflow. In addition, having a position that allows you (or a spouse) to be home in the summer is required.
Qualifying to be a foster parent with CCR is easy.
There are ten essential requirements to become a foster parent with CCR. First, as mentioned above, most important is a flexible schedule. Secondly, our foster parents are required to be at least 25-years-old.
Foster Care FAQ's
Our FAQ page has over 30 answers to all the questions you may have. After reading our Foster Care FAQs, we would love to speak with you. Contact us anytime.