Foster Children | Help a Foster Child today.

Siblings

Foster to adopt

Be a respite provider for foster parents, to care for children in the foster parent's absence.

or, Volunteer to drive foster children to therapeutic appointments. 

Foster parents receive money from the State to assist with the care of foster children.  The children's medical and dental are covered by the State. 

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Website: http://spokanecares.org

Relatives Caring for Kids | DSHS

Relative Support Services Fund �- Relatives caring for children who are in the custody of the state may be eligible for Relative Care Support Funds to help with some expenses for the child. This link will provide you with information that was sent to state social workers about the funds.

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
Website: dshs.wa.gov

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Foster Children | Help a Foster Child today.

There are approximately 10,000 foster children in Washington, although nearly a third of those are placed with relatives rather than foster homes.  Monthly state stipend given to foster families, per child, is $369-$1300, based on a child's age and level of need.  Foster parents are reimbursed by the state on a sliding scale for the costs of taking in abused or neglected children who need a...

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Website: http://spokanecares.org

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord program to aid foster care for ...

Joint Base Lewis-McChord program to aid foster care for military children

By Laura M. Levering (Northwest Guardian)February 17, 2011

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Servicemembers and their families are expected to deal with deployments, move often, make new friends and face an array of challenges their civilian counterparts do not. Imagine having to endure such challenges alone - removed from everyone and...

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Website: https://www.army.mil

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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
Website: dshs.wa.gov

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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
Website: dshs.wa.gov

Washington State Courts - National Adoption Day

A foster child is no different than any other without parents -- a child in need of a nurturing, permanent family.

What if my adopted child needs medical help or other services?

DSHS has an Adoption Support service for families adopting children with special needs. The support can include Medicaid medical coverage for the child, as well as services and/or monthly cash payments to help with ongoing therapy or treatment.

Is there a lot of red tape involved in adopting a foster...

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Website: http://www.courts.wa.gov

Chapter 21: Guardianship – Court Improvement Training Academy

APPENDIX II: Permanency Planning Comparison Chart

Introduction

In 2010, the legislature modified the statutory scheme for guardianship proceedings which flow from dependency cases. Effective June 20, 2010, guardianship proceedings are initiated pursuant to the requirements of RCW 13.36 and are typically referred to as Title 13.36 guardianships. [4] Dependency guardianships previously established...

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Website: http://www.uwcita.org

WA State Licensing (DOL) Official Site: Proof of identity ...

Ward of the Court Decree/Order of Dependency.

2. See which documents we accept

Stand-alone Documents

WA State driver license, ID card, or instruction permit -- Valid or expired within 1 year, has your signature, date of birth and photo.

Out-of-state driver license, ID card, or instruction permit (if you have a Social Security number) -- Valid or expired within 60 days, has your photo and give us...

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Website: http://www.dol.wa.gov

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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
Website: dshs.wa.gov

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