Post-Permanency Resources in Wisconsin

WiFCC Regional Map

The Wisconsin Family Connections Center (WiFCC) is a unified, statewide program providing services to parents and caregivers partnering to raise children and youth through kinship care, foster care, and post-permanency, including reunification, guardianship, and adoption. 

The WiFCC provides equitable, culturally responsive services to anyone in Wisconsin with past or present involvement in the child welfare system, including:

  • Parents whose children are placed out of the home
  • Parents whose children have reunified
  • Parents whose parental rights were terminated
  • Parents creating an adoption plan
  • Relative caregivers
  • Like-kin caregivers
  • Foster parents
  • Pre-adoptive and adoptive parents
  • Guardians
  • Professionals working with families

The WiFCC offers services for all of Wisconsin, with staff specializing in resources and opportunities for eight different regions, as outlined in the regional map. Services provided by the WiFCC include but are not limited to:

  • Information, referrals, and support via phone, email, or in person
  • Trainings and conferences
  • Support groups
  • Free family networking events
  • Short-term case management
  • … and a growing catalogue of other resources and opportunities

The WiFCC provides services previously offered by Wisconsin’s Post-Adoption Resource Centers (PARCs), the Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center (FCARC), and the Wisconsin Adoption and Permanency Support program (WiAPS). 

For more information, visit the WiFCC website or speak to a staff member at 1-800-762-8063.

Adoption Search Program

The Adoption Record Search Program helps adopted persons get information about themselves and their birth relatives. Persons whose birth parents have terminated their parental rights in Wisconsin can also get information about themselves and their birth relatives.

Adoption Assistance Program 

For more information about adoption assistance amendments (subsidy increase), medical assistance and one-time reimbursement of adoption-related expenses, visit the Adoption Assistance page