Generally, placement in foster care is temporary and intended to give the child's family time to make necessary changes so that the child can live safely in his or her home and community. Most children in foster care return home to their families. When children cannot return home, they find permanence through placement with relatives, adoption by the foster family, or other means.
A loving and supportive foster home and family makes a big difference in the lives of these children. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, you may obtain more information by contacting Eau Claire County Human Services - Jody Waletzki at 715-839-6788 and/or accessing information at the websites listed below.