- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for state of Wisconsin
- DCF County Map
Map of county DCF offices
- Foster Parent Handbook
Wisconsin’s foster parent handbook, courtesy of DCF.
- Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs about foster care and adoption, courtesy of Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center.
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT adoption laws in Wisconsin.
- Licensed Adoption Agencies
List of licensed, private adoption agencies in Wisconsin
- Pre-Service Training Information
Instructions for completing Wisconsin’s pre-service training classes. The training is done online.
- Public and Private Agency Search
Public and private foster care adoption agencies in Wisconsin.
- Adoption Information
Adoption Information by state
- Understanding Wisconsin Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
- Adoption Services
DCF provides an overview of adoption services
- Home Study Requirements (See bottom of page for providers)
Information on the Home study program and requirements
Searching for Children
- Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Heart Gallery featuring waiting children in Wisconsin.
- Coalition for Children, Youth and Families
Photo listing featuring waiting children in Wisconsin.
- WWK Recruiters
Scroll down and click on Wisconsin to view contact information for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting Wisconsin Children.
- Heart Gallery Of America
Photo lists of waiting 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Attachment and Trauma Specialists
A list of local therapists that specialize in working with attachment and trauma related issues.
- Behavioral care treatment centers
A list of local treatment centers for behavioral care
- Adoption Therapists
A list of local therapists that specialize in adoption
- Child Care Resources
A compiled list of child-care resources
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs
A list of local treatment centers specializing in child abuse treatment
- Counseling Resources
A compiled list of counseling resources
- Kid Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in treating children
- Kinship Care
Kinship programs and information
- Medical Resources
Health and medical resources
- NPEN National Parenting Education Network
A list of programs by state
- NOFAS FASD Support
State resources and support group information
- Trauma Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in trauma related issues.
- Online Support Groups
A list of online support group resources
- Post-Adoption Questions and Answers
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding adoption
- Special Health Care Needs
Resources for parents of children with special health care needs.
Events and Activities
- Training 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.
- Cultural Events
- Summer Activities
A list of activities for kids.