Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare

Foster Care and Adoption in Milwaukee County

In cases where children may not be safe with their family of origin and no extended family can care for the child, Children's Court may order the child to be placed in a foster home. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services and SaintA partner with BMCW to recruit, train, and license foster families. Ongoing Case Managers assist the foster family in meeting the needs of the children and facilitate visits by parents when allowed.

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Foster and Adoptive Parent Orientation

If you have ever thought of becoming a foster or adoptive parent, now is the time to take the first step. BMCW has two agencies that recruit, license, and support foster parents. Please attend one of the orientation sessions to learn more about fostering.

More Information about Fostering and Adoption

Partnering with BMCW as a Foster Parent

Foster Parents Rock web site: Video interviews with current foster parents

Frequently Asked Questions about Fostering video interviews

Levels of Care Licensing for Relative Caregivers and Foster Parents

Kinship Care in Milwaukee County

BMCW and DCF Resources for Current Foster Parents

Subsidized Guardianship

Foster Care in Wisconsin

Adoption in Wisconsin

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services
620 S 76th Street, Suite 120, West Allis, WI 53214
Those interested in fostering call 414-KID-HERO (414-543-4376)
General information:  414-453-1400

SaintA
6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 4400
, West Allis, WI 53214
Thos interested in fostering call:
  855-GROW-HOPE (855-604-5775)
General information: 414-463-1880

SaintA Foster Parent Information Line: It’s important to us that you have the information that you need when you need it. Call 414-380-3780. The line is staffed by licensing workers between 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can also find us at www.sainta.org. Have your questions answered about:

  • The licensing process

  • Trainings and networking groups

  • Contact information for who to call for what

  • Where to get resources

  • General information

Coalition for Children, Youth, and Families
6682 W. Greenfield, Suite 310
West Allis, WI 53214-4960
414-475-1246
800-762-8063 (Wisconsin only)
E-mail: info@wiadopt.org

Contact the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare

Last Revised: March 10, 2014


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