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As a statewide Wisconsin foster care agency we are always looking for loving, patient and committed new foster parents from all counties across Wisconsin. Singles, couples, LGBT, all are welcome to explore fostering with us. CCR is a treatment foster agency serving children with significant trauma who have been exposed to any of the following: Domestic Violence, Physical Abuse, Severe Neglect, Sexual Abuse, Drug and Alchohol Abuse, Early Childhood Trauma, Community Violence, Traumatic Grief and Medical Trauma

Treatment level children require more supervision and more support

Qualifying to be a treatment foster parent with CCR is dependent on what types of children and what ages you are interested in fostering. If you are hoping to provide foster care for a relative, baby or toddler, we suggest you contact your county agency. If your interest is with sibling groups and/or foster children over the age of 3, treatment foster care may be for you. Read more in our FAQ's

Treatment foster care provides children with significant trauma and heightened behaviors with additional support services and more supervision. This requires foster parents to be trained in trauma-informed care and have a dependable support system and a flexible schedule. There are additional training requirements, weekly in-home visits, therapy appointments, and often times daycare and/or before and after school care have limitations or are not options for children with significant trauma. In addition, the majority of CCR foster homes care for more than one child at a time, most are sibling groups. A flexible schedule with some availability between 9-5 is required.

Foster parents or their designated backup person must be available before and after school, holiday breaks, summer vacation, school truancy, snow days, emergency situations, and unplanned events. If you are a couple or a single foster parent working full-time, it is required that a plan is in place during times when you are unavailable.

Will I qualify to be a treatment foster parent?

  • Resident of Wisconsin
  • 25 years or older (CCR will consider 21+ if a spouse is 25 or over)
  • If single, a designated backup/support person is required
  • Couples must be together for a minimum of 3 years
  • Both partners working will require a backup plan or flexibility with employers
  • Sufficient income for the needs of your current family
  • Stable, healthy relationships, people you can count on
  • Bed and adequate space and storage for personal belongings
  • Valid drivers license and auto insurance
  • Willing and able to work with the children's biological family
  • Willing to participate in the child's treatment plan
  • A clean background check will include the release of convictions, restraining orders, domestic violence and any records held by the Department of Human Services.

We know you have many questions. The good news is, we have answers and are here to help you explore becoming a foster parent. We ask all new foster parents for a two-year commitment but nearly all of our foster parents choose to stay on for many years and some are able to adopt their foster kids. If you meet the following requirements, we would like to speak with you!


  • We started out providing respite care

    We started out providing respite care

    We started out providing respite care

    We raised our kids and wanted to give back

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Ready to become a foster parent? We would love to speak with you about the steps to be a foster parent. Begin today and attend our upcoming July training session.

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