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Resources

Prospective Foster and Adoptive Parents

Contact Us

SaintA is always seeking committed, loving foster and adoptive families to care for children who need it most. To receive more information about foster care or adoption, please contact us at 855-GROW-HOPE or growhope@sainta.org, or fill out our information request.

Orientation and Information

If you are interested in learning more, or feel ready to take the first step, attend a New Foster/Adoptive Family Orientation. These meetings are designed to give you an opportunity to further explore your interest and get all of your questions answered. To register, view our online calendar or the printable schedules for September 2017, October 2017, and November 2017.

Current Foster and Adoptive Parents

Foster Parent Information Line

Licensed foster parents or applicants currently working with a licensing specialist can call 414-380-3780 to talk to a licensing worker 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We can help with questions such as:

  • Licensing process
  • Trainings and networking groups
  • Contact information: who to call for what
  • Resource questions
  • Any other general questions

Training

For dates and times of our training schedule, view our online calendar.

Discount Card

Area businesses offer discounts for foster and adoptive parents. To receive a card, contact us at 855-GROW-HOPE or growhope@sainta.org. Here is a list of participating businesses.

Referral Program

If you know someone who is interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent, please have him or her call us, toll free, at 855-GROW-HOPE and mention your name. We have a referral bonus program, and we want to make sure to give credit where credit is due.

Child Care

We understand that many of our foster parents work and will need to utilize child care. The Department of Children and Families uses the YoungStar program to evaluate and rate child-care providers. We encourage foster parents to ask about YoungStar ratings when deciding on a child-care provider and we encourage foster parents to use child-care providers with ratings of 3 or higher.

Programs that our foster parents have had success with are:

Early Childhood Education

We value early childhood education. Knowing that foster children may have had experiences that could have delayed their development, we want to provide every opportunity for foster children aged 3-5 to stay on track or get ahead. Therefore, we ask that every eligible foster child be enrolled in an early education program such as Head Start. Information for these programs are contained in the links below and if you have any questions about enrollment, please contact your ongoing case manager or licensing worker.

Head Start Programs
MPS Head Start
Acelero Head Start
Next Door Head Start

Helpful Links

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services
Milwaukee Early Care Administration
Wisconsin Shares Subsidized Child Care Resource Guide
Coalition for Children, Youth and Families
Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center
Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership
North American Council on Adoptable Children
The National Foster Parent Association
The Child Welfare League of America
Foster Family-Based Treatment Association
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Coaching for Life

Helpful Links Regarding Vaccines

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
TED Talk: The Power of Herd Immunity
Every Child By Two