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.

KINSHIP CARE RELATED LINKS

DCF – Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Rainbow Project programs for grandparents and other relatives as parents

Social Security Administration for information on applying for disability

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

Local low cost legal resources

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

KINSHIP CARE DOCUMENTS

Power of Attorney Delegating Parental Power

Kinship Care Good Cause Notice

Background Information Disclosure

Joint Court Ordered Kinship Care and Foster Care Application [DCF-F-2483-E]

Dane County Kinship Annual Review Questionnaire

Dane County Kinship Care Questionnaire

Kinship Care Voluntary Payment Application – Part A

Kinship Care Voluntary Payment Application – Part B

Additional questions related to the Kinship Care Program may be directed to:
Sarah Kasel at 608-242-6381 | kasel@countyofdane.com or Julie Swenson at 608-242-6382 | swenson.julie@countyofdane.com.


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

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Monday, March 12th, 2018
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
Thursday, July 12th, 2018
Thursday, August 16th, 2018
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

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!