Children in our county needs foster families.  Foster care is 24-hour care provided by licensed foster parents for children who cannot live with their parents because they are unsafe, have special care or treatment needs, or other circumstances exist where parents or family are unable to care for them. Generally, placement in foster care is temporary and intended to give the child's family time to make necessary changes so that the child can live safely in his or her home and community. Most children in foster care return home to their families. The children in the foster care system are between the ages of 0 and 21. However, most often the children in need of homes are not babies or toddlers; they are teenagers, sibling groups, or children with special needs such as mental health, behavioral, or emotional concerns. Some of them have been through some tough experiences in their short lives and desperately need stability and attention.  Many different types of people can be foster parents.  You must be 21 and a responsible adult.  You can be a home owner or renter, married or single, work in or outside the home or with or without children of your own.  You will need to complete the interview and paperwork process, undergo a background check and attend training.

For more information on the foster care program please contact Langlade County Department of Social Services at 715-627-6500.