Every child in Wisconsin foster care deserves a safe home where they feel loved and supported. We need caring people like you to explore becoming a foster parent. Loving families in all corners of Wisconsin who want to give children hope for a bright future are needed. Our compassionate, experienced staff is ready to guide you through the steps of getting a foster care license. Less than four months from now, you could be a licensed foster parent prepared to welcome a child or sibling group into your home. The process comprises five steps, each designed to prepare you to do your life's best work, helping kids from difficult places feel loved and heal.
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. If you meet the basic foster parent requirements, we would love to speak with you.
After reading the qualify to be a foster parent page, call or submit an inquiry below to get started. We answer calls and respond to inquiries very quickly and look forward to speaking with you.
Our New Foster Parent Advisor has professional and personal foster parenting experience to help you make the best decision for your family. She will provide further details on qualifications, our kids, foster parent training, support services, etc. The call is casual, and there is no pressure to commit to fostering.
An application will be sent after the initial phone call. Completing the application takes less than 30 minutes. Upon receipt and approval of your application, we will begin background checks, fingerprints, and reference paperwork.
During Step 2, applicants begin the required online video training. The Wisconsin foster parent pre-placement training consists of seven short videos and is an excellent introduction to Wisconsin foster care.
Our licensing specialist will conduct phone interviews as well as in-person visits. The first home visit is scheduled upon receiving favorable background checks and references. All interviews and visits are professional and confidential.
In addition, we will guide you through the legal requirements of preparing your home to welcome foster children.
Wisconsin requires new foster parents to complete 30-hours of classroom training. CCR's new foster parent training provides education and tools to care for children with trauma histories and heightened emotions and behaviors. Classes are held in two sessions of two days each.
By now, you are feeling prepared and understand what kids with trauma histories require from foster parents. In addition, you have a clear understanding of why getting a foster care license takes so long. You are now ready to welcome children into your family and become part of a child's healing process!