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Foster Care Services

Emergency placement
If a child is unable to remain with the birth parents(s) or another appropriate caregiver, DHHS will arrange for an emergency placement for three days or less in a regulated setting of no more than four beds.

Regular Foster Care
For a child unable to remain with the birth parent(s) or another appropriate caregiver the Walworth County courts may approve a short-term placement of the child in a regulated setting of no more than four beds. 

Respite Care Services
Respite Care provides temporary relief for the primary caregiver of a dependent person, including a child. Respite care is provided in a home-like environment, which may be the dependent person's natural home, a foster home, or a Community-based Residential Facility (CBRF).

For information about becoming licensed as a children's foster home, click on the link below.
 

foster home licensing


 
 

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