Milwaukee County Child Protective Services (MCPS)

Foster Care in Milwaukee County

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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 Wisconsin and SaintA partner with MCPS 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 Parent Orientation

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

Children's Wisconsin
620 S 76th Street, Suite 120, Milwaukee, WI 53214
Those interested in fostering call: 414-543-4376
General information:  414-453-1400

To learn more visit

Wellpoint Care Network
8901 W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53222
Those interested in fostering call:  855-GROW-HOPE (855-476-9467)
General information email:

 You can also find us at to 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

More Information about Fostering

Levels of Care Licensing for Relative Caregivers and Foster Parents

MCPS and DCF Resources for Current Foster Parents

Frequently Asked Questions about Fostering

Subsidized Guardianship

Foster Care in Wisconsin


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