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Private Agencies | Fostering Together

State & Private Agencies

Child welfare in Washington State has been done by churches, charities and agencies for over one hundred years. As state government has become more involved in concerns for children they have developed contracts with private agencies to help them meet the growing demand of homes for the children in their care. The state sets requirements and licenses both state and private agency foster homes.

Today, children enter foster care through Children's Administration. The state then contacts state foster parents and private...

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Overview | Fostering Together

What services have been offered

What additional services are needed

When the child could be returned home

If a petition for the termination of parental rights should be filed

Possible dismissal of the dependency case.

A Review Hearing will be held every 30 days, until either the case is dismissed or dependency is established, either through a Dependency Fact Finding Hearing, or an agreement...

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Get Started | Fostering Together

Attend an Orientation Class.

For an overview of the foster care licensing process and to help determine if this is the right decision for your family, we recommend attending an Orientation Class taught by a State DLR Licensor. In this class, you learn about the licensing process and also receive the application packet.

Contact your local Fostering Together Liaison.

Though not a requirement to licensing, we...

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Related topics : foster care licensing / foster parent help / foster care parents requirements / foster care parents rights / foster care parents

Overview | Fostering Together

Caregiver Core Training (24 hours)

The Caregiver Core Training provides information to foster, adoptive, relative/kinship families, and respite providers. Some of the topics covered include: how children enter care; child development; attachment,...

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Related topics : adopting a child from foster care in another state / adopt a child in foster care / family foster care / children in foster care / family care adoption services