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About Us

Our History

SaintA has been providing out-of-home care for children since its founding as an orphanage in 1850. To learn more go to

We have been providing safe, nurturing foster homes for children with emotional, behavioral or developmental challenges since 1984. We now also provide services for relative families of children needing foster placement, basic foster care for children with minimal physical and emotional issues, as well as adoption licensing and services.

Although our administrative offices are located in Milwaukee, we license homes in surrounding counties and provide treatment foster care services throughout the state. Please contact us for community- specific information.

What our foster parents
are saying:
If you have any problems, just go to SaintA. They won’t leave you hanging; they will help you all the way from A to Z.
And if you’re a loving, nurturing person you’re fully capable of bringing children into your life, and caring, because they want structure, they want love, they want acceptance.
The bottom line is, if you have the desire to provide a loving, nurturing home for children, then everything else will fall into place.
“We learned we can do this successfully. … We gave these children the foundation for a lifetime.”
“Seeing a kid just smile, look at you with that trusting look in their eyes, is what it’s all about.”
“The new cuss word is ‘busy.’ Everybody is so busy, and they have no time for these kids. Well, these kids don’t need so much time. You just have to be flexible.”

Fostering Philosophy

We believe foster care should be a temporary solution for children who can’t live with their biological parents because of abuse, neglect or other safety issues. We believe the best place for a child usually is with the biological family, and we embrace the concept of foster-biological co-parenting.

We work with foster parents to build and maintain relationships to support reunification, and we strive to place siblings in the same foster home whenever possible.

Some children may not be able to return home and need a more permanent placement, such as guardianship or adoption. Most children who are adopted in the state of Wisconsin are adopted by their foster parents, and they have the right to pursue adopting a child in their home if parental rights are terminated and this option becomes available.

We employ trauma informed care in all our programs, bringing hope and healing to the lives of those who have been affected by previous trauma.

For more information on foster care and adoption, please call us toll free at 855-GROW-HOPE.