Children, Youth and Families

Foster Care

Foster Parent Licensing Process

There are several elements involved in becoming a Dane County Foster Parent including:

  • Attending an informational meeting to receive a foster care application.
  • Complete a foster care application.
  • Prescreening for eligibility, including criminal records checks, references, FBI, Sex Offender Registry, Child Abuse/Neglect Registries.
  • Attend and complete Wisconsin Pre-placement Training for Foster Parents.
  • Meet with a licensing consultant to complete a foster family assessment.
  • Within first licensing period, complete 30 hours of Foundation Training.

* The entire process start to finish usually takes 4-6 months to complete.