Foster care provides children with a temporary home and family when their parents are unable to meet their needs and keep them safe. Some reasons a child may be removed from his / her biological home include:
- Child’s significant mental health or medical need
- Child’s uncontrollable or delinquent act
- Emotional abuse
- Incarceration or hospitalization of parent
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
For additional information on becoming a licensed foster parent in Wisconsin, go to Wisconsin Department of Health Services Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center or contact the St. Croix County Alternate Care Coordinator at 715-246-8218 or the Access Line at 715-246-8260.
Watch the Foster Care Information and Recruitment Event Recording
On March 9, 2023, the St. Croix County Foster Care Recruitment and Retention Team partnered with the United Way of St. Croix Valley to hold a Foster Care Information and Recruitment Event. The event featured Gaelin Elmore, a national speaker with local ties to our community. Gaelin played for Minnesota Gophers and signed with the NFL before choosing a path where he could make a difference in the lives of children with similar experiences.