There are three different ways to get licensed to be a foster parent in Wisconsin: through the county, tribal, or private agencies.

Most individuals and families getting started with becoming foster parents turn to their county for information on how to begin. To find the contact person in your county, you can click on your county on the interactive map below. (You may also download a comprehensive list of county contacts.)

For those looking for tribal contact information, you may download a list of Indian Child Welfare Coordinators here.

Finally, those interested may also download a listing of contacts for Private Foster Care Licensing Agencies, which typically license individuals with more experience and specialized skills to work with children and youth who have more significant mental, emotional, or behavioral health needs.

Please contact us if you have any questions about who to get in touch with to start your foster care journey.