Foster Parents Needed!


Foster Care Informational Meetings to be held
          Manitowoc Public Library
                  Balkansky Room

Monday, April 1st, 2019              5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019       9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Monday, June 3rd, 2019              5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us to learn more.  Already considering? No need to wait.  Contact Karen at 920-683-4095 to get started right away.

The Manitowoc County Human Services Department is recruiting new foster parents for children ages 0-18.

Foster parents must be at least 21 years of age.  "A person licensed to operate a foster home shall be a responsible, mature individual who is fit and qualified, who does not abuse alcohol or drugs or have a history of a civil or criminal conviction or administrative rule violation that substantially relates to caring for children or operating a foster home, and who exercises sound judgment and displays the capacity to successfully nurture foster children".

Foster parents must have a willingness to work with the agency and the birth parents in achieving a foster child's permanence goal, either reunification with the birth family or adoption.

Foster parents receive 36 hours of initial training and are required to obtain 6 hours of training per year post licensing.  The Human Services Department will provide training opportunities for foster parents to meet these requirements.

Foster parents are screened, trained and receive a monthly payment for the care of each child. Call or email Karen Zahn at 920-683-4095 if you need more information about the foster care program.