In Wisconsin, there are more than 7,000 children in foster care. People have already stepped up to become licensed foster parents, but there’s still not enough homes for children in need.
That’s where you come in.
We need families and individuals from all backgrounds, cultures and family structures to represent the diverse range of children who need safe and supportive homes.
Can You Help?
You don’t have to be perfect to become a foster parent, but you do need to be patient, understanding and committed to a child’s current and future needs. Foster parents must be at least 21 years old. You can be single, married or partnered. You can work outside the home (including full-time) and have children of your own in the home.
Learn more about what it takes to become a foster parent in our online Basics of Fostering module. You’re probably already more qualified than you think!
The physical, behavioral and emotional needs of children and teens in foster care can range from moderate to complex. We train our foster parents in Trauma Informed Care to mitigate the effects of trauma, so they can help their foster children heal and thrive.
Ready to Learn More?
The need for foster parents is great – and the rewards are greater. Are you ready to become a foster parent? Reach out to us by calling 855-GROW-HOPE or emailing [email protected] for more information.
Wellpoint hosts regular information sessions to educate and inform potential foster parents on the steps to becoming a licensed caregiver and what to expect. Learn more and register today.
If you’re not sure if you’re ready to become a foster parent, but would like to help in other ways, please visit our Get Involved page.