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 683-4095 if you need more information about the foster care program.
It is the policy of Manitowoc County to comply with the equal opportunity policy and standards of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health Services and the Department of Workforce Development and all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations relating to nondiscrimination in employment and service delivery.