KINSHIP CARE PROGRAM

Kinship Care is a federally funded, county administered program that provides a small monthly payment to an adult caring for a related child. Eligible relatives per Wis Stat 48.02(15) include, stepparent, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, first cousin, 2nd cousin, nephew, niece, uncle, aunt, stepuncle, stepaunt, or any person of a preceding generation as denoted by the prefix of grand, great, or great−great, whether by blood, marriage, or legal adoption, or the spouse of any person named in this subsection, even if the marriage is terminated by death or divorce. For purposes of the application of s. 48.028 and the federal Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 USC 1901 to 1963, “relative” includes an extended family member, as defined in s. 48.028 (2) (am), whether by blood, marriage, or adoption, including adoption under tribal law or custom.

Voluntary Kinship Care- parent/s voluntarily agree to allow the child to live with a relative. Placement is not ordered by juvenile court.

Court Ordered Kinship Care- Juvenile court formally places a child with a relative. This relative, if interested in receiving Kinship care benefits for the child, must apply for both Kinship Care and Foster Home licensing.

VOLUNTARY KINSHIP CARE APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

Kinship Care Payment Application Part A (one per househod)

Kinship Care Payment Application Part B (one per Kinship Child)

Dane County Kinship Care Questionnaire (one per househod)

Background Information Disclosure (one per adult- 18 years old and up in the household)

Kinship Care Good Cause Notice

COURT ORDERED KINSHIP CARE APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

Joint Court Ordered Kinship Care and Foster Care Application

Background Information Disclosure (one per adult- 18 years old and up in the household)

Kinship Care Good Cause Notice

OTHER RESOURCES

State of Wisconsin Kinship Care

Rainbow Project programs for grandparents and other relatives as parents

The Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC)

Information and on-line application for FoodShare, Badgercare and childcare assistance

Dane County Child Support

Joining Forces for Families [JFF]

Local low cost legal resources

Dane County Probate Court for information and forms related to juvenile guardianships

Power of Attorney Delegating Parental Power

Additional questions related to the Kinship Care Program may be directed to:
Sarah Kasel at 608-242-6381 | kasel@countyofdane.com, Julie Swenson at 608-242-6382 | swenson.julie@countyofdane.com, or
Kate Gravel at 608-242-6241 | gravel@countyofdane.com.
Completed application forms can be sent to:
DCDHS Kinship Care
1202 Northport Drive, Madison WI 53704


HOURS OF OPERATION
MONDAY - FRIDAY: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Phone 608-242-NEED (6333)

Fax 608-242-6294

 

GET THE PROCESS STARTED TO BECOME A
DANE COUNTY FOSTER PARENT


 

UPCOMING INFORMATION MEETINGS

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
Thursday, September 19th, 2019
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Start Time: 7 p.m.
Room 110, 1202 Northport Drive, Madison WI


Can’t make it to a meeting? Call 608-242-6303 to set up an individual meeting!