Our mission is to inspire, inform, and support individuals and families caring for children touched by foster care and adoption.
We are committed to a vision of life- long permanence for all children and youth by engaging and encouraging resilient individuals and families to create and maintain a healthy and stable environment in which children and youth can thrive and grow.
We BELIEVE that every child deserves permanence, safety and stability. We believe that birth families of children in the child welfare system, relative care-givers, foster and adoptive families deserve the support, nurturing and encouragement that they need to be strong healthy families.
We EXIST to provide exemplary services before, during and after placement to birth parents, children waiting for adoptive homes or those aging out of foster care, foster and adoptive families, their children and the professionals who serve them. Those services include recruitment, placement support, education, training and advocacy from a quarter century of tradition and strong achievements.
We SUPPORT children, youth and families with programs to enhance their capacity to succeed by monitoring, enhancing and creating services in response to emerging needs.
We RESPOND to our constituents with timely, factual, objective information that enables them to make informed decisions.
We are COMMITTED to the delivery of the highest quality services, using a collaborative team approach that respects the dignity of each individual, family and organization.
We ADVOCATE to represent children, youth and family voices in legislative, rule-making, policy-making and political arenas and to ensure adequate funding for the necessary resources.
We STRIVE to bring those voices to discussions throughout Wisconsin and the country on effective and accessible programs and services.
We SUCCEED when foster and adoptive families have access to the information and resources they need to provide a healthy and stable environment. Our goal is continuous quality and growth of capacity to support children and families.