In Wisconsin, there are more American Indian children in foster care than there are licensed American Indian foster parents.

With your help, the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families is working to increase the number of American Indian foster families to strengthen these community and cultural connections for American Indian children who are experiencing out-of-home placement in Milwaukee County and the balance of the State.

Indian Child Welfare Contacts

If you are an American Indian and would like to learn more about foster care or become a licensed foster home, please contact:

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Gina Secord

Shane Wilmer
Cell: (715( 292-8733

P.O. Box 55
Odanah, WI 54861
Phone: (715) 682-7127 x1436
Fax: 715-682-7800

Forest County Potawatomi

Eric Swanson
5415 Everybody’s Road
Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: (715) 478-4812
Fax: (715) 478-7442

Ho-Chunk Nation

Sharalyn Hartley, ICW Supervisor
Phone: (715) 284-2622

Glenda Carlson, CSW
Supervisor of Placement Program
808 Red Iron Road
Black River Falls, WI 54615
Phone: (715) 284-2622 ext. 5112

Lac Courte Orielles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Tibissum Rice
Phone: (715) 634-8934

Jennifer LaRonge, Foster Care Coordinator
Phone:  (715) 558-7447

13394 W. Trepania Road
Hayward, WI 54843-2186
Fax: (715) 634-2981

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Kristin Allen

Becky Dietrich

Jaime Edwards

418 Little Pines Road
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
Phone: (715) 588-4275
Fax: (715) 588-3855

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

Carol Corn, Director
W2908 Tribal Office Loop Road
P.O. Box 520
Keshena, WI 54135-0520
Phone: (715) 799-5161
Fax: (715) 799-6061

Oneida Nation

Lea E. Padron
P.O. Box 365
Oneida, WI 54155
Phone: (920) 490-3822
Fax: (920) 490-3820

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Angie Emrich
88385 Pike Road, Hwy 13
Bayfield, WI 54814
Phone: (715) 779-3785
Fax: (715) 779-3782

Sokaogon Chippewa Community of Wisconsin

Nicholas Van Zile
3051 Sand Lake Road
Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: (715) 478-6437
Fax: (715) 478-0692

St. Croix Chippewa of Wisconsin

Samantha Larson
Child Placement Coordinator
4404 State Road 70
Webster, WI 54893
Phone: (715) 349-8554 ext. 5305
Cell: (715) 416-2418
Fax: (715) 349-8665

Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Wisconsin

Teresa Juga
W12802 County Hwy A
Bowler, WI 54416
Phone: (715) 793-4580
Fax: (715) 793-1312

If you are American Indian and would like to learn more about fostering children in Milwaukee County please contact one or both of the agencies listed below:

In Milwaukee County

Children’s Wisconsin

Phone: 414-KID HERO (414-543-4376)


Phone: 855-GROW-HOPE

Additional Contacts

DSP Tribal Affairs Specialist
(920) 785-7839

DCF Tribal Liaison
(608) 422-7076

U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs

National Congress of American Indians

If your tribe is not listed above, please contact the Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center at 1-800-947-8074 or