Online Orientation for Foster Care Licensing - Washington

Thank You for Your Interest in Becoming a Foster Parent!

Orientation will:

Discuss the different programs within Children's Administration (CA) with whom you will be working.

Provide information on what you can expect when fostering children.

Explain both the home study and licensing processes.

Introduce our Foster Parent Recruitment & Retention contractors who support prospective foster families...

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Date: 2018-01-12 15:22:26

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Supporting foster parents is key as we rebuild Oregon's ...

The author encourages a program created in Oregon that seeks to provide training and support for foster parents in hopes of reducing the number of times children must transition out of foster homes.


By Guest Columnist

By Kelli McKnight

The recent audit of the Department of Human Services/Child Welfare by Secretary of State Dennis Richardson's office highlighted some key areas for...

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Date: 2018-02-21 23:18:32

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Support Groups (Clusters) | Utah Foster Care

Your Source for Peer Support

Every foster parent in the state is invited to attend their�local support group (what we used to call "Clusters"). Support groups meet monthly and bring together 15-50 foster, adoptive, kinship, and specific care families.

Our local support group feels more like an extended family, and the strength we receive from other foster parents could not be found anywhere...

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Foster Children | Help a Foster Child today.


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. 

For more...

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Washington Foster Care and Adoption – AdoptUSKids

Foster care or adoption licensing requirements

Training requirements

In Washington State, in order to adopt a child from foster care or provide foster care, you must complete an orientation and a pre-service training course called Core Training.

The training course is the same for:

Foster parents

Adoptive parents

Relative and kinship foster placements (i.e. people who have relatives in the...

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About Rise - Stories by parents facing the child welfare ...


About Rise

Every year almost 300,000 children enter foster care nationwide. Media coverage of foster care focuses on tragic child deaths, the need for foster and adoptive parents, and the experiences of young people who "age out" of foster care at 18 or 21. Less understood is that more than half of children in foster care return home to their parents-and that nearly every child who enters...

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Resources Especially for Foster or Adoptive Families ...

Resources Especially for Foster or Adoptive Families

Jan 15, 2018

My duty is to care for her;

my love explains the manner of my days.�

--Jane Wiley

Giving a child a home is a remarkable gift. This page is written for the families�who've adopted children with disabilities (and without!)�and those who offer them safe haven through fostering. It's also written for those who work�in state...

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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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RCW 13.34.030: Definitions. ( Effective until July 1, 2018. )

(b) Any individual age eighteen to twenty-one years who is eligible to receive and who elects to receive the extended foster care services authorized under RCW 74.13.031 . A youth who remains dependent and who receives extended foster care services under RCW 74.13.031 shall not be considered a "child" under any other statute or for any other purpose.

(3) "Current placement episode" means the...

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Rise Magazine - Stories by parents facing the child ...

Bringing parents' perspective on racial equity in child welfare

December 21, 2017 by Rise

On September 27, 2017, Rise Senior Parent Leader Jeanette Vega spoke on a panel on advocacy at the Center for the Study of Social Policy's Washington DC convening of the Alliance for Racial Equity.

Drawing on Rise's issue Facing Race in Child Welfare, Jeanette spoke about the challenges parents must overcome to successfully navigate the child welfare system and discrimination against people of color when poverty is seen as neglect. She drew comparisons...

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Why top tax writer Rep. Kevin Brady, father of two adopted ...

by Todd C. Frankel by Todd C. Frankel Email the author November 3, 2017 Email the author

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.) speaks with reporters, accompanied by other committee members� after a meeting with President Trump at the White House on Thursday. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Rep. Kevin Brady,�the chief writer�of� House Republicans'...

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