Families interested in becoming foster families are sometimes afraid they won’t have the skill set they need. They worry that the children might be too difficult for them to parent. Some wonder how fostering will affect their own families. These questions are all valid. In fact, they’re very common among prospective foster families. We address these concerns and many more in the qualification and licensing process.
Foster parents come from many different backgrounds with various experiences, any of which could make them well-suited to care for children and teens in need of a loving, supportive home.
The most successful foster parents are those who believe we are all teachers and learners. We’re all capable of positive change. Even the children we serve play the role of the teacher, as they help us grow in patience and perseverance.
One way to learn if becoming a treatment foster parent is right for you is by becoming a Respite provider. We need respite providers to give temporary breaks (respite) to foster parents.
Foster parents are responsible for the care and supervision of children and teens placed in their homes. They provide for the children’s physical and emotional needs, including transportation to appointments, coordinating with the treatment team, and advocating for the child’s best interests.
You’ll care for the child or teen placed in your home just as you would care for a biological child. That means no two days are alike! Foster parents are prepared for the unexpected.
Foster parents open their hearts, even when it’s not easy. They provide a balance of structure and boundaries with love and compassion.
Foster parents maintain communication with their case worker and can play a role in helping their child be reunited with their families, if that is in the child’s best interest. Or, they may have the opportunity to adopt a child who has been in their care. Every child’s situation is unique and is handled on a person-by-person basis.
Learn how you can be family for a kid who needs one.
The first step to becoming a foster parent in Wisconsin is choosing a licensing agency that will support you from beginning to end with the resources you’ll need for success. Our licensing specialists walk you through the entire process. We answer your questions along the way and make sure you understand what being a foster parent is all about. This licensing process includes:
Criminal background checks (local police checks, state bureau of criminal investigation checks, and county child protective services checks)
Call us to get started today!