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How to Qualify to be a Wisconsin Foster Parent

What are the requirements to foster in Wisconsin?

Ten basic requirements must be met to become a foster parent with CCR. We encourage 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 Wisconsin kids. Our goal is to help children heal from trauma.

CCR foster kids have suffered prolonged abuse and neglect, requiring dedicated foster parents that can offer a stable, structured home environment. If you meet the requirements below, we would love to speak with you!

Qualify to become a Wisconsin foster parent with CCR 

  • Resident of Wisconsin
  • 25 years or older 
  • Financial stability 
  • Available bedroom space for foster children 
  • Stable, healthy relationships and people you can count on
  • Willingness to learn about childhood trauma and use trauma-informed parenting skills
  • Desire to foster school-age children, siblings, or teenagers 
  • Valid driver's license and auto insurance
  • Willing and able to work with the children's biological family
  • A favorable background check (Most misdemeanors and select felonies will not affect your application)

Foster parents are required to have a flexible schedule.

Being at home when foster kids are home provides much-needed structure and stability. Unfortunately, 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 since 1989, and we know kids that have suffered prolonged neglect and abuse heal best when a parent is present.  

Additionally, flexibility is required Monday-Friday between 8am - 4pm for 2-3 appointments each week, including: 

  • Biological family visits
  • Therapy/Support services
  • In-home case management meetings

We do NOT require a stay-at-home parent.

CCR requires foster parents to be available when foster kids are NOT in school. We have many teachers & school staff, small business owners, couples working different shifts, self-employed foster parents, retired folks, and foster parents working from home. Let's talk about your schedule.

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