Waukesha County Foster Care Team
Address: 514 Riverview Avenue,
Waukesha WI, 53188 View Map
Phone: (262) 548-7212
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Fax (262) 548-7379
For information outside of regular business hours please call IMPACT 2-1-1 by dialing: 211, or 262-547-3388, or toll free 1-866-211-3380.
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Open Your Heart, Open Your Home
“We are foster parents because we want to make a difference in the life of a child. Kids come to our home to heal and grow. Becoming foster parents was one of the best decisions we ever made” – Foster Parent, Waukesha County
“When my mom wasn’t able to take care of me I went into a foster home. My foster parents gave me attention, caring and love – just like my mom. I’m still friends with my foster parents today” – Foster Child, Waukesha County.
Are you curious about becoming a foster parent? Just want to know more about foster care? The best way to start is to attend one of our upcoming Foster Parent Information Sessions, where you will get to meet some of our staff and have an opportunity to ask questions.
Waukesha County Foster Care Information Sessions are open to Waukesha County residents interested in learning more about foster care in our community. Also required for any new foster parents. The Information Sessions will be held virtually using Microsoft Teams.
Second Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm
April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, Sept 8, October 13, Nov 10
Fourth Thursday of each month at noon
April 22, May27, June 24, July 22, August 26, Sept 23, October 28
Please RSVP to Rhonda Klinger at email@example.com
Please include your full name, email and the Information Session that you plan on attending.
A group for relative caregivers of children and youth on a full time basis. The group will provide education, support and networking for relative caregivers residing in Waukesha County. Child care and dinner are provided when you register in advance. Groups are held approximately every other month. Please contact Libby Sinclair for upcoming offerings at 262-548-7277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Peer Support:
A group specifically for grandparents raising their grandchildren on a full-time basis. The group will provide education, support and networking for grandparents residing in Waukesha County. Child care and dinner are provided when you register in advance. Groups are held approximately every other month. Please contact Linda Senger for upcoming offerings at 262-548-7698 or email@example.com
Foster care provides children with a temporary home and family when their parents are unable to meet their needs and keep them safe. There are many reasons a child may be removed from his/her biological home. It could be due to physical, emotional or sexual abuse or due to neglect. Foster care provides these children with a stable, safe and nurturing environment while their parents work on improving their situations.
Foster care is designed to be a temporary solution to meet the children's needs until they can return home safely. A child may remain in foster care for a few days or many months. Whenever possible, children are returned to their birth parents. Foster parents are encouraged to work towards reuniting the child with his/her parents.
Before a child is placed in a particular home, the foster parent receives background information about the child, including any medical, physical and behavior problems that exist, as well as any mental health issues. Based on the information provided, the foster parent can make an informed decision as to whether they think a particular child would be a good match for their family.
Basic Qualifications for Foster Parents
Type of Foster Homes