Wisconsin Kids

The children we have listed on our website who wait for adoptive families are most often in the foster care system and cannot return to their birth families for a variety of reasons. They need help overcoming past hurts and traumas. They are often part of a sibling group – brothers and sisters. They are often older than four years of age.

While you may not see "all" of the children in need of a forever family listed here, please understand that those who are waiting share similar hopes for a family and similar obstacles to being matched with one. If these children do not seem like a "match," chances are others who are not listed here will not be a "match," either. However, if you have patience, perseverance, and are willing to adapt your home to fit a child's needs, please keep pursuing and learning more about adopting from foster care.

If you are just getting started on your journey of adoption, our Getting Started page is the best place to begin.

If you are already familiar with adopting from the foster care system, check out the following links:

Search for Wisconsin Kids

The Latest Adopt! Magazine (PDF)

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families provides support and funding for this recruitment effort on behalf of children. We thank them for their belief that all children grow best in permanent, loving families.