Foster Care - Licensing Requirements                                                         

Address:

Henry Dodge Office Building
199 County Road DF
Second Floor
Juneau, WI 53039
Phone: 920-386-3750
Fax: 920-386-3533

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Contact:  For questions regarding these services, you may also email
jjcpsreferrals@co.dodge.wi.us
In order to become a foster home in Wisconsin you must obtain a foster home license. There are several qualifications a person must meet to become licensed as a foster parent.

These include: 

♦  Potential foster parents need to participate in several interviews in the prospective foster
    parent’s home. The purpose of these interviews is to see if the home, as well as the prospective
    parent, satisfies the State’s requirements to meet the needs of the children available for 
    placement.

♦  A physical examination is required. The prospective foster parents and all household members 
    must provide a written statement from their doctor on the forms provided by the Agency stating 
    that they are free from disease that is harmful to children and that they are physically and 
    emotionally able to care for children under the age of eighteen.

♦  Prospective foster parents and any child over the age of 12 that resides in the home must agree 
    to undergo a criminal background check. In addition, the caretakers in the foster home will be 
    fingerprinted under the Adam Walsh Caregiver Act. The applicant and any children over the age 
    of twelve residing in their home cannot possess any criminal charges that may impact on the 
    foster homes ability for caring for children in a safe and appropriate manner.

♦  A foster home license is issued for not more than two years at a time. There is no charge for a 
    foster home license.

♦  All level 2 foster parents are required to complete the on-line pre-service training prior to getting 
    licensed. In addition, all level 2 foster parents are required to attend 30 hours of Foundation 
    Training within the two years of licensure. Level 1 foster home’s do not have any training 
    requirements. Level 2 foster parents are then required to complete a minimum of ten hours of 
    ongoing training beginning with the third year of licensure and every year thereafter.

To learn more about the licensing requirements,
or to begin the licensing process, contact:

Dodge County Foster Care Coordinator
Jim Wiersma at 920-386-3634
or you may email him at
jwiersma@co.dodge.wi.us

 

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