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Mark, Dodge County

CCR provides so much support and services for our foster youth and to my family.

Dane County

Become a foster parent in Dane County, Wisconsin

We are so happy you are exploring how to become a foster parent in Dane County with CCR. There is a large need for foster homes in Madison, Sun Prairie, Fitchburg, Verona, Mt. Horeb, and other areas within Dane County. In fact, our home office is right here in Middleton, Wisconsin to serve our Dane County foster parents well. We always need homes to accept sibling groups and older children with trauma histories. Most of our kids are between ages 5-18. 

Many of these children have experienced significant trauma, making it difficult to participate and navigate in school and in the home. With 24/7 support, CCR foster parents provide the treatment care necessary to help kids heal from trauma histories. 

The difference between CCR and other foster agencies?

The differences are mainly found in the amount of support and attention foster parents receive as well as the unmatched experience of CCR staff. Woman on phone

  • 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 at any time of day.
  • CCR case managers are required to have a master's degree in Social Work.
  • Our staff has a 16-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.

CCR places kids of all ages and many are sibling pairs and groups. A typical placement will last 12-24 months and CCR does not offer emergency or short-term placements. Additionally, many CCR foster parents are able to adopt foster children.

A Madison family has been fostering with CCR for 18 years.

Longtime CCR foster parent Rebecca is shown here with Brian our placement coordinator. Brian has been dedicated to CCR for 21 years and knows Rebecca and her family well. In addition, Rebecca's case manager Wanda (below) has been providing Rebecca's family support services, including weekly in-home visits, for 18 years! Yes, it's true. Wanda is the only case manager Rebecca and her family have ever had. In fact, 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 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. Most importantly, we need foster parents with flexible schedules to meet the heightened needs of kids.

Qualifying to be a foster parent may be easier than you think and getting a foster care license takes 3-4 months. Please continue to explore our website and find many answers to important foster care questions.

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