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Foster Care & Children Living Out of the Home

Children’s Foster Care

Foster care parents give someone else’s child a safe place to stay during a difficult time for the family in which the child is not able to stay at home. Every child needs security and nurturing in order to grown into a healthy adult. Counties, tribes and private agencies license foster parents in Wisconsin.

Children’s Foster Care

Specialized Foster Care

Specialized foster care homes are intended to provide a higher level of care than a general foster home. Specialized foster parents are generally very experienced foster parents and are willing and able to manage children or youth who are struggling in various ways.

Specialized Foster Care

Kinship Care

Kinship Care is designed to help support a child who needs to live outside of his or her own home, either temporarily or for the long term, by placing the child with a relative (such as an adult brother or sister, a first cousin, a nephew or niece, an uncle or aunt or a grandparent, among others).

Kinship Care

Foster Care - Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What kind of person makes a good foster parent?

Q: Basic requirements to become a foster parent?

Q: Is training provided?

Q: Can I choose the type of children I want to foster?

Q: How long will I have a child?

Q: How involved is the biological family?

Q: If there are problems with a child, will I have support?

Q: Do the children have medical insurance coverage?

Q: How does the community learn more about becoming a foster parent in Wood County?

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