Connecting Families, Changing Lives. Connections Matter. Over 400,000 children are in foster care in the United States. Over 7,000 children are in foster care in Wisconsin. We need families to make positive connections with children in foster care. Apply to Become a Foster Parent Help Us Recruit Foster Parents Donate items for Children and Families Provide Respite for a Foster Family Contact us to learn more about this opportunity - from watching a child for a couple of hours, to preparing meals for a new foster parent, there are many ways to support foster families. Volunteer Your Time and Talents at Norris There are many opportunities to volunteer with Norris at the Adolescent Center, at the Academy, and within the Beyond Fostering TFC program. Distribute Recruitment Material Help us make connections with families and organizations in your community. Distribute material to your family and friends and places you frequent.