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Cost | DSHS

Cost

The costs of adopting a child from the public foster care system are typically kept to a bare minimum and may be eligible for reimbursement. Incurred costs are generally limited to:

Attorney fees

Adoption home...

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Date: 2018-03-22 08:08:50

Foster Parent and Kinship Caregiver Frequently Asked ...

Under the Prudent Parent Law, foster parents now may also arrange for the foster child to spend the night away from the foster home for up to 72 hours with someone known to the foster parent. Foster parents must ensure the needs of the child will be met and any safety and supervision plans are followed. The Prudent Parenting law does not require payment for short term care of up to 72 hours....

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Date: 2018-03-22 08:18:46

Steps to Adopt | DSHS

There are various ways to select a child:

A social worker contacts you about a specific child.

You contact the social worker about a child you either found on a web site or heard about.

Disclosure of Information

A social worker contacts you about a specific child:

You contact the social worker about a child you either found on a web site or heard about.

You and your social worker need to be in...

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Date: 2018-03-22 11:11:13

Related topics : families looking to adopt a child / child and family services adoption / families wanting to adopt a child / how many families want to adopt a child / documents needed to adopt a child

Relatives Caring for Kids | DSHS

Medical care. Call 1-800-547-3109 to obtain more information on free medical care through the Foster Care...

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Date: 2018-03-22 07:56:52

Related topics : adopting a child from foster care in another state / cost to adopt a child from foster care / adopt a child in foster care / dshs foster care medical / dshs foster care support

Types of Children | DSHS

Children available for adoption through DSHS reside in foster care or relative care and are unable to be reunited with their birth parents. Children placed in out-of-home care may have been abused (physical/sexual) and/or neglected. The children:

Range in age.

May...

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Date: 2018-03-22 11:08:54

Related topics : foster children available for adoption / foster to adopt children / children in foster care / foster care adoption agencies / foster children available

Foster Parenting | DSHS

Scholarships are now available to the Washington State Saying It Out Loud Conference on April 23, 2018 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. Read more

January 17, 2018

Notification that the DLR WAC Rule-Making is in Process

Children's Administration is notifying you that the rule making process has begun. The CR-101 was filed on January 10, 2018 to initiate the process to make changes to the Division of Licensed Resources (DLR) WACs. There are several DLR WACs in the 388-148 Child Foster Homes, 388-145 Group Care, or 388-147 Child Placing Agencies and Adoption Services that are in...

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Date: 2018-03-22 07:18:47

Related topics : foster care parents / dshs foster parent / foster parent agencies / adopting a child from foster care in another state / adopt a child in foster care