Become a Foster Parent

You can make a difference for a child and their family by becoming a licensed foster parent in Walworth County.

Foster care is designed to provide children with a temporary home and family when their parents are unable to meet their needs and keep them safe. Foster care provides children with a stable, safe and nurturing environment while their parents work on improving their situations. A child may remain in foster care for a few days or many months. The primary goal of foster care is to return children to their birth parents. Foster parents are encouraged or need to work towards reuniting the child with his/her parents.

Foster Parent Needs

There is a need for foster parents to care for children of all ages but we especially need foster parents who can care for teens and sibling groups. Prior to placement of a child the agency provides foster parents with background information about the child, including any medical, physical and behavior problems so that they can make an informed decision as to whether the child would be a good match for their family.

Learn More

To obtain more information about the foster parent licensing process and becoming a foster parent for Walworth County please contact 262-741-3200 or email Health and Human Services. To learn more about foster care regulations in Wisconsin go to the following websites: