Getting Started | Searching for Children | Pre-Placement | Post-Adoption Support & Resources

Getting Started

Searching for Children


  • ICPC Information
    Provides general information about ICPC process in Wisconsin, including contact information for state ICPC offices.

Post-Adoption Support & Resources

  • Adoption Assistance
    Select Wisconsin to view more information on adoption assistance in state of Wisconsin, courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.
  • Adoption Records Search
    Adoptees can search for their birth parents, birth relatives, and their adoption records. DCF gives information on the laws surrounding adoption records search, forms, and FAQs.
  • Adoption Related Support Groups
    A list of adoption-related support groups, courtesy of Coalition of Children, Youth, and Families.
  • Events Calendar
    A calendar of upcoming adoption training and events in Wisconsin, in addition to online trainings for foster and adoptive families, courtesy of Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center.
  • FCARC Training
    Upcoming online webinar trainings hosted by Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center.
  • Home to Stay: Post-Adoption Resource Guide for Families
    Post-adoption resources include contact information for post-adoption resource centers, information on adoption assistance, support groups, disability services, educational supports, mental health supports, college tuition assistance, and more.
  • Lending Library
    Coalition for Children, Youth and Families runs a lending library families can check out books DVDs, and tapes pertaining to foster care and adoption issues.
  • Licensed Therapists
    List of adoption-competent licensed therapists in Wisconsin, courtesy of Coalition for Children, Youth, and Families.
  • Partners Newsletter
    Sign up for the Partners newsletter from Coalition of Children, Youth, and Families, and view the most recent issue.
  • Post-Adoption Resource Centers
    Locate a post-adoption resource center near you.
  • Respite Care Providers
    Search for a licensed respite care provider in Wisconsin
  • State Subsidy Information
    NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in Wisconsin.
  • Support Groups
    Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center provides a list of support groups across the state of Wisconsin.
  • Tip Sheets
    Tip sheets for foster and adoptive parents, courtesy of the Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center.
  • Training and Events Calendar
    Upcoming training and events calendar from CCYF.
  • Wisconsin Foster and Adoptive Parent Association.
    WFAPA is a non-profit membership organization for foster and adoptive families. WFAPA provides training and support programs to foster and adoptive families across the state.
  • LGBT Social & Support Groups
    Locate an LGBTQ support group near you.