The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families is here to help parents, caregivers, and families navigate the challenges of foster care, caring for relative children, and adoption. We are the single source for neutral, objective, and current information about every aspect of foster care and adoption in Wisconsin; a trusted and continuing presence through every stage of a family’s experience.
Our fundamental purpose is to strengthen foster, adoptive, and kinship families, equipping them with the tools and resources they need to continually move toward resilience and stability.
Many children touched by foster care, kinship care, or adoption have faced traumas in their early lives, and the effects of trauma follow these children into their new families, surfacing as behaviors that can be perplexing, disruptive, and even heartbreaking. As wonderful and rewarding as parenting these children can be, the process sometimes demands heroic efforts by parents. The stress can build up, sometimes leaving parents feeling like they’re out of answers, hopeless, and alone.
No Matter What: Stories of Hope and Resilience features real stories from real parents who have overcome obstacles and challenges and provides hope and inspiration for others on a similar journey. We hope these stories inspire you to reach out for help and support when you need it and help you feel like you are not alone.