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Become a foster parent in Dane County, Wisconsin

We are so happy you are exploring how to become a foster parent with us. There is a great need for new foster care parents in Dane County. We have foster families in many towns such as Sun Prairie, Fitchburg, Verona, Mt. Horeb, and many foster parents in Madison. We always have a need for more loving foster parents with flexible schedules. Our office is located on the west side of Madison, off Gammon Road, in Middleton, we welcome you to visit us in person or contact us any time.

As a new CCR foster parent, you will be licensed as a level 2 (basic) foster home, just like you would with a county foster agency. Foster kids at level 2 have experienced neglect and/or abuse and will have trauma and behaviors because of it. With experience, you may choose to provide treatment foster care for kids with heightened trauma histories. Moving up to level 3 or level 4 foster care requires experience and additional qualifications.

So, what is the difference between CCR and county foster agencies like Dane? The differences are mainly found in the amount of support and attention you will receive as well as the unmatched experience and education of our staff.

  • We provide weekly in-home support for you and your kids. School visits too.
  • Our 24/7 helpline means foster parents can speak with a CCR case manager within minutes any time of day.
  • CCR case managers are required to have a master's degree in Social Work.
  • Our staff has a 15-year average length of employment! This is unheard of in social services where burnout and frustration run rampant.
  • Trauma-informed care training before and during your foster care journey will help you care for your kids.
  • A maximum of only 15 kids is allowed on each case manager's caseload ensuring quality, individual attention for you, and the kids.

We place kids of all ages and many are sibling pairs and groups. A typical placement will last 12-24 months. The majority of our children are over age six.

Rebecca and her husband live in Madison and have been licensed with CCR for 18 years. She is shown here with Brian our placement coordinator. Brian has been placing foster children in CCR homes for 21 years. Rebecca's case manager Wanda (below) has been providing Rebecca and her foster children 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 helping children heal from trauma.

If you have patience and love to give, you can do this work!   

There is a large need for new foster parents throughout Dane County, Wisconsin. We need homes to welcome elementary ages, middle, and high school ages as well as sibling groups.

If you qualify to be a foster parent and can provide love, patience, and stability for children with different emotions and behaviors due to what they have been through, we would love to speak with you. We also encourage you to explore our website and find many answers to the important foster care questions you have.

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