Benefits of Fostering

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There are many benefits to becoming a foster parent in Wisconsin including:

  • Recognition as an essential part of the foster care team.
  • You may get benefits for both you and the child you have taken in. Possible benefits include: healthcare coverage for the foster child, WIC, child care assistance based on eligibility and free school lunches for the foster child.
  • An initial clothing allowance when the child is first placed in care.
  • You may request respite care for the child in your care. Respite care is care that is provided for 48 hours or more, or another time frame arranged with the agency's approval.
  • You may get back pay for damages or injuries caused by a child placed with you that are not fully covered by private insurance policies through the Foster Parent Insurance Program.
  • The right to appeal decisions made about your home and decisions to remove the child after the child has been in the foster home for 6 months.
  • The ability to truly make a difference in a the life of a child!