We are thrilled you are exploring how to become a foster parent. CCR encourages anyone from any of the 60 Wisconsin county locations we serve to apply to be a foster parent. We license homes at three levels of foster care, so there is a place for everyone who wants to help kids. Our goal is to help children heal from trauma. CCR foster kids have suffered prolonged abuse and/or neglect, and they require dedicated foster parents trained in trauma-informed care principles to help them heal. Please review the list below. If you meet each requirement, we would love to speak with you!
Yes, our flexibility requirement is more stringent than other foster agencies. It may seem like a lot for us to ask, and it is. However, before and after school care, daycare, and summer camps are not always successful environments for kids with trauma histories. We have helped thousands of kids and teens over the last 31 years. We have proven that structure, stability, and predictable routines and schedules are crucial to a child's healing ability.
In addition, flexibility is required Monday-Friday for transporting or participating in 2-3 appointments each week.
We require foster parents to be available to their kids when they are not in school. We have many single teachers & school staff, small business owners, couples working different shifts, self-employed foster parents, retired folks, and many others. Let's talk about your schedule.
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If you have questions and would like more information, visit our Foster Care Frequently Asked Questions page.
Ready to learn more and begin the process to become a foster parent? Contact us today. We can't wait to help you explore further!