Foster Care is a federal and state mandated program that is administered under HFS 56 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. Foster care is designed to provide temporary placement for children when their parents cannot care for them.
When children must be removed from their home, for their own safety, they are placed in a foster home. Most children are placed due to abuse, neglect or extreme cases of behavioral problems. Foster parents are recruited and trained to provide for the needs of these children, and most of all to nurture them as individuals.
Foster parents work with Department social workers and a wide array of service providers to improve the quality of life for the children in their care. In addition, foster parents assist with the reunification process by partnering with the birth family and extended family members.
For more information on the Foster Care Program contact the coordinator at 715-839-6830 or 715-839-1275