Welcome to FirstNationsFostering.org


In Wisconsin, there are more American Indian children in foster care than there are licensed American Indian foster parents. Many of these children and youth are in homes far away from their tribes and communities and are at risk of losing the connection to their culture. With your help, the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families is working to increase the number of American Indian foster families to strengthen these community and cultural connections for American Indian children who are experiencing out-of-home placement in Milwaukee County and the balance of the State. 


If you are American Indian and would like to learn more about fostering children in Milwaukee County please contact one or both of the agencies listed below:

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services
Phone: 414-KID HERO (414-543-4376)
http://www.chw.org/communityservices

 

Integrated Family Services (IFS)
Phone: 414-604-5775
Toll Free: 855-GROW-HOPE
http://www.growhope.net/

If you are an American Indian and would like to learn more about foster care or become a licensed foster home in the balance of the state of Wisconsin, please contact:

Oneida Nation

Linda Torres, Area Manager
920.490.3700
ltorres@oneidanation.org

Jennifer Kruse
920.490.3717
jkruse@oneidanation.org

PO Box 365
Oneida WI 54155
FAX: 920.490.3280


St. Croix Nation

Kathy Daniels
St. Croix Tribal Kinship/Foster  Care Coordinator
715.349.2195 Extension 5286
FAX: 715.349.7382


Lac Courte Oreilles Nation

Tibissum Rice
Foster Care Licensing Lac Court Oreilles
Toll Free: 800.632.6093
715.634.8934 Extension 272
trice@wisconsin.gov

If your tribe is not listed above, please contact Wisconsin Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center -- 1-800-947-8074, or wifostercareandadoption.org