About Children's Service Society of WisconsinThis blog is maintained by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services. Our authors post content focused on helping current and potential foster care and adoptive parents in Milwaukee and throughout the state of Wisconsin. We encourage you to participate in the discussion by posting comments on our blog.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services plays a big part finding foster homes to care for kids across Wisconsin. Please consider becoming part of our efforts! We license foster and adoptive homes to nurture our community’s most vulnerable children.

We offer a team approach, working together to support the best interest of the children. Our foster parents are valued team members who receive ongoing training and support.

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About Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services is the largest private, not-for-profit provider of child welfare services in Wisconsin. Since 1889, our mission has been to build, sustain and enhance a nurturing environment for Wisconsin children.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services provides community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services, family resource centers, education services, and much more. We also support a number of high-impact programs in connection with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, including Project Ujima, Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin and Children’s Advocacy Network.

Strong Families, Thriving Children is our daily effort to improve the long-term well-being of Wisconsin’s most vulnerable children and families. Well-being is defined as healthy developmental functioning combined with a nurturing environment that allows children to thrive into adulthood. To enhance well-being, Strong Families, Thriving Children involves more comprehensive assessments to identify trauma and evaluate behavior, more customized services designed to meet the challenges of each situation, and greater emphasis on the whole family, not just the child.

If you are a member of the media and would like to learn more about Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin community services, contact our Public Relations Department at (414) 266-5420. Our staff is available to participate in interviews about a wide variety of topics including pediatric mental health, prevention of child abuse, parenting tips and foster care.

About Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin provides primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. In 2010, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin invested more than $105 million in the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research.