General Requirements for becoming a Foster Parent
- Individuals or families interested in becoming foster parents have to fulfill certain basic requirements. They have to go through the process of screening, training, and licensing.
- The person should be 21 years or older, and all adult members of a household must be licensed, unless an exception is granted. The foster parent should be mentally and physically fit to look after the child under his/her care.
- The foster child must be provided with his own bed. Boys and girls may not share a bedroom if they are age of six or older. At least a bed and space for personal storage should be available for every foster child.
- The foster parent must have the necessary resources and ability to meet the requirements of his/her own family, and his/her home must meet certain safety standards.
- Contact Dawn Douglas at 608-334-4417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Attending an informational meeting to receive a foster care application.
- Complete a foster care application packet. Click icon to download
- Prescreening for eligibility, including criminal records checks, references, FBI, Sex Offender Registry, Child Abuse/Neglect Registries.
- Attend and complete Wisconsin Pre-placement Training for Foster Parents.
- Meet with a licensing consultant to complete a foster family assessment.
- Within first licensing period, complete 30 hours of Foundation Training.