Take the first step to become a foster parent. Every child in Wisconsin foster care deserves a safe, stable home where they feel loved and supported. We need caring, compassionate people like you to explore fostering with us. We desperately need more foster homes that offer a flexible schedule care for kids ages 2-18 and sibling groups. Our dedicated, experienced staff is ready to guide you through getting a foster care license. We will walk with you step by step so you feel prepared to care for kids from difficult places.
Whatever your desire, we are committed to helping you discover if fostering is a good choice for your family. The need is great in ALL Wisconsin counties.
After reading the qualify to be a foster parent page, call us or submit an inquiry to get started. Our New Foster Parent Advisor has professional and personal foster parenting experience to help you make the best decision for your family. In addition, she will provide further details on treatment level foster care, qualifications, foster children, foster parent training, and support services.
An application can be requested after the initial phone call. Upon receipt and approval of your application, we will begin background checks and fingerprint paperwork. At this time, applicants start a portion of the required training.
Upon favorable background results, our licensing specialist will conduct in-person home visits. All interviews and visits are professional and confidential. Home visits are a great time to ask as many questions as possible. In addition, you will be guided through the legal requirements of preparing your home to welcome foster children.
All prospective foster parents are required to complete classroom training before licensing. Our training goes well above state standards and requirements, emphasizing trauma-informed care. As a result, new foster parents feel prepared and confident to care for children with trauma histories.
By now, you are feeling prepared and understand what kids with trauma histories require from foster parents. At this time, your home study will be written, and a license will be issued. You are now ready to welcome children into your family and become part of a child's healing process!
Ready to begin or looking for more information? We promise to call you soon.