of Children's Residential Services
Depending on their income, parents or other
responsible parties are liable for some or all of the costs for minors placed in foster homes, group
homes, treatment institutions, and correctional facilities. If the parents are separated or divorced, each parent has a shared and
equal responsibility for the cost. If a minor resides in a foster home
or group home for more than thirty (30) days, Walworth County's Child Support
Enforcement unit manages
the collection of fees.