Wisconsin Foster and Adoptive Parent Association, Inc.

Wisconsin Foster and Adoptive 

Parent Association, Inc.

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Jill Amos Polifka
Member
Female
About Me

Foster adoptive parent since 2002

We have Adopted 7 out of 42 Foster Kids that have come through our doors. Had no idea we would ever Adopt. But God has a plan for us and I feel Very blessed to be able to do it.


How long has it been since you have been interested in fostering or adopting?

Since 2002

What knowledge do you expect to gain by becoming an online WFAPA member?

Connecting with Other Families that have the Same Compassion as We do. Connecting with someone that understands the Journey.


Manda Wirth
Moderator
Female
42 years old

Mindi Piasecki
Member
Female
50 years old

Tina Christopherson
Administrator
Female
60 years old
About Me

Greetings! I am the President of WFAPA. I look forward to working with you. I have an open door policy and will listen to your ideas and thoughts. I would like to see the conference numbers grow. Conferences are a great time to recieve your 12 CEU'S. You will also meet new people, learn new things, find out you are not alone and laugh.I hope to see you at our next conference!!

I am also an adoptive parent of a sibling group of four, with one birth son. I have 8 beautiful grandchild and enjoy being their Nana. Grandchildren are amazing!!

Never stop believing that you are not important in a child's life!!  ;)


How long has it been since you have been interested in fostering or adopting?

40 years


Michelle
Moderator
Female
46 years old
About Me

We are Michelle and Larry. We are foster and adoptive parents in Fond du Lac County as well as the Secretary and Membership Chair for WFAPA.  We have been doing foster care for 18 years, 10 of which have been as a receiving home taking children on an immediate emergency giving the agencies time to find safe placements for the children.

We have 2 adopted children. 1 is now 22 and the other is 10. We also share our home with a 5 year old Brittany Spaniel, a 12 year old cat.



Denise McGinnis
Member
Female
53 years old
About Me

I live in Green Bay. I started off doing respite care in probably 2004.  Then decided to take placements in probably 2006 and the rest is history! I currently am a level 4 licensed home and take girl placements.  I am licensed through a private agency, Advocates for Healthy Transitional Living.

My picture has myself and the three girls I currently have placed in my home. 

In additional to foster care, I also work full time managing a hotel.  In my free time I enjoy baking, reading and any type of craft projects. However, you'll usually find me out doing something such as visiting the zoo, botanical gardens or a museum with my kids - our future is all about the impact we make on them NOW.

Then there is my 'other free time' (like one could really have that with 3-5 teenagers in a house and working full time - did I mention I'm a single parent?!) I also run a Community Giving Closet through our church that I founded in the spring, 2012.  We take donations and help those in need of clothing free of charge.

 



MadisonMom
Member
Female
About Me

How long has it been since you have been interested in fostering or adopting?

4 years

What knowledge do you expect to gain by becoming an online WFAPA member?

Reactive Attachment Disorder


WFAPA
Site Owner
Male
About Me


Zoe Wirtz
Member
Female

Tanya
Member
Female
29 years old

heidi
Member
Female

Eileene
Member
Female

Shelly Deisinger
Member
Female
37 years old

Cheri
Member
Female

Bill Mathis
Member
Male
About Me

Retired from foster care work on Illinois, retired to Beloit. Interested in volunteering opportunities to better lives of foster children in Rock County. 



ColleenDavis
Member
Female

dpavlik
Member
Female
49 years old

Donna van Ryzin
Member
Female
73 years old

Mlovedale
Member
Female
49 years old
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