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Become a Foster Parent

Become a foster parent in 4 months.

There are 5 steps required to become a foster parent with Community Care Resources. Our staff will walk you through the process step-by-step making sure you are comfortable and confident. Throughout the process, you will know what step you're on and what to expect next. Most importantly, when a license is issued, you will feel prepared to welcome kids into your home.

Our staff will prepare you to care for kids that come from hard places. Throughout the licensing process, you will gain the knowledge and tools needed to help abused and neglected children heal. Trauma-informed care principles will be explored, explained, and role-played during new foster parent training. Our staff is ready to support you from the first phone call through your first placement, and for many more kids to come. We want you to be successful in helping kids heal and we know that foster parents can't do this work alone.

We have a desperate need for loving homes in all counties, with flexible schedules to care for kids ages 5-18 and sibling groups.

5 Steps to get a foster care license.

The CCR licensing process is streamlined to make things as easy and stress-free as possible. Our team prepares all applicants to be confident and ready to care for kids with a variety of trauma backgrounds. Without a doubt, new CCR foster parents feel prepared to accept their first placement. 

1 - A Phone Call to Get Details

After reading the qualify to be a foster parent page, call or contact us to get started. We answer calls and respond to inquiries quickly. 

Our New Foster Parent Advisor has the professional and personal experience to help you make the best decision for your family. She will provide details on qualifications, levels of care, support services, and much more. Prequalifying to be a CCR foster parent over the phone is quick and easy.  

2 - Foster Parent Application & Background Checks

Now that you are pre-qualified you are ready for an application. An electronic application and questionnaire will be emailed to you. Completing the application typically takes less than 45 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 Wisconsin foster parent pre-placement training. The course includes 7 short videos and is a great introduction to being a Wisconsin Foster Parent. The videos are a very nice introduction to fostering in Wisconsin. 

3 - New Foster Parent Interviews & Home Visits

Upon receipt of a favorable background check and references, the first interview is scheduled. Additionally, there will be several required home visits. The licensing specialist will conduct phone interviews as well as in-person visits. All interviews and visits are casual and confidential.

Your home does not need to be "ready" at the first home visit. Rest assured, your licensing specialist will guide you through the legal requirements of preparing your home to welcome foster children. Meetings and visits are scheduled at a comfortable pace and new foster parents always know what to expect during the next appointment.   

4 - Foster Care Classes

Foster Parent Training Prepared Us


Foster Parent Training Prepared Us

Wisconsin requires new foster parents to complete 30-hours of classroom training. CCR's new foster parent training provides the necessary 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.

5 - Foster Care Licensure

Upon completion of all paperwork, home visits, and training, a home study will be written. At this time, a foster care license will be issued and filed with the state of Wisconsin. You are now ready to accept foster children and become part of a child's healing process!  


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Middleton, WI 53562
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