Learn more about becoming a foster parent

Foster parents aren’t perfect; they are regular people who are committed to the current and future needs of children in their care. Patience, understanding, and a dedication to children and families in your community are the most important requirements. Foster parents from a variety of backgrounds, family structures, ethnicities, languages, and cultures are needed to meet the needs of children in care.

Interested in learning more? Fill out the form below to receive more detailed information about foster care in your area. This will not commit you to anything! If you decide you are interested in applying, steps for how to do so will be included in the information you receive.

We also encourage you to watch this video presentation about the foster care programs available at Children’s Wisconsin and this video to hear from a current Children’s Wisconsin foster family.

Contact us by phone

Milwaukee/Southeast Region:

  • General foster care OR General Foster Care/Adoption (414) 543-4376
  • Treatment and respite foster care (414) 292-4093
  • Make a placement referral to treatment or respite programs (414) 292-4194 or by email.

Baraboo/Juneau County Region:
(608) 356-3019

Eau Claire Region:
(715) 318-1475

Fox Valley/Green Bay Region:
(920) 969-7941

Madison Region:
(608) 221-3511

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