We Create Permanent Connections.Innovating to make an impact

Anu Family Services has been providing high-quality, innovative services to children and families since 1992. Anu provides unparalleled services throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota in addition to consulting with and training child welfare professionals around the nation.

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Who We Are

Anu Model of Wellbeing

Our treatment model is guided by our belief that children develop best when connected to loving and stable families.

"Being a foster parent is the best thing I have ever done BAR NONE... other than meeting my wife...because she introduced me to this."

Dave, Anu Foster Parent

MYTH
I have a full-time job so I can't become a foster parent.

FACT
There is no requirement that you be a stay at home parent. All that matters is that you provide the necessary care to the children in your home.

MYTH
I am not married so I can't be a foster parent.

FACT
Whether you are married or not, does not imply the quality of your parenting skills. We have single, married, and unmarried foster parents.

MYTH
Foster care kids are bad kids. I don't want them around my family, friends and community.

FACT
The vast majority of youth in foster care are there because of the poor choices their parents made. Youth in foster care just need someone to…

MYTH
I can't afford to raise someone else's children.

FACT
Although fostering is not meant to be a source of income, foster parents receive financial support to cover costs associated with each foster child in their home.

MYTH
I have my own biological children at home so I can't become a foster parent.

FACT
As long as there is ample space, there is no rule stating you can't become a foster parent if you already have biological children in your home. Actually it…

MYTH
I could never be a foster parent because I would get too attached.

FACT
You should get attached... these children need your love. We support and mentor our foster parents through the hardships, but ultimately the relationships you create…

MYTH
Only heterosexual couples can be foster parents.

FACT
Sexual orientation has no implication of the quality of parent you will become... all that matters is that you are a great fit and offer unconditional love to the children in your…

MYTH
My partner is in the military and is always at risk of being deployed so we can't be a foster parent.

FACT
Being a foster parent with Anu is a true TEAM effort. You will be part of a close team that will be with you every step of the way…

MYTH
The licensing process to become a foster home is way too long and complicated.

FACT
At Anu, we work hard to make the licensing process as easy as possible for families. We take great pride in this fact and strive to license homes within 100…

MYTH
I will get too involved and want to help more kids than I can.

FACT
We hope this is true! Many of our foster families help youth far beyond those living in their home. Our foster parents are our best recruiters, they mentor other families…

MYTH
First-time foster families need to be licensed by their county of residence. 

FACT
You are free to choose if you become a foster parent through your own county or private foster care agencies like Anu.  Generally private foster…

You Have a Choice

You can continue what's been done, or you can try a new approach with
Anu Family Services.

Why Anu?