Foster Parents Wanted!

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.