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Foster care is temporary care for children provided by licensed foster families when children are unable to live with their parents due to abuse or neglect. In Wisconsin, there are over 7,000 children in foster care. Some children in foster care face significant behavioral, emotional and/or medical challenges. Therapeutic foster parents are specially trained and supported to meet these needs. The Beyond Fostering therapeutic foster care program licenses foster parents in the State of Wisconsin to meet the need of children and families in our communities.
Foster parents are people who decide to share their home with children who need a safe and supportive environment to help them work through their trauma and reach their full potential. People who apply to become foster parents go through a licensing process that includes background checks, references, home visits, interviews and training.
Deciding to become a foster family is a big decision. Here are some questions to consider as you think about applying to become a therapeutic foster parent with our program.
- Do you want to make a positive difference in the life of a child and their family?
- Are you willing to learn about child abuse and neglect, and other traumas that foster children and their families experience?
- Are you looking for a way to give back to your community?
- Do you want to connect with other families?