Shining Stars 2016

Here are your picks for the Shining Stars for 2016.
These dedicated folks will be honored on May 14th at Great Wolf Lodge during our Shining Stars Awards Banquet. They will also have a Star named after them. Some will be getting there second Star! The attachment is the letter we send to the winners.

1624/CAFPT Foster Parent Concern Submission

1624/CAFPT Foster Parent Concern Submission

The 1624/CAFPT board is comprised of volunteer foster parent representatives and regional/statewide leaders from Children's Administration. We meet quarterly to discuss issues that directly affect the recruitment and retention of Washington State foster families.

Ombud's Report on Child Fatalities and Near Fatalities

People wonder why folks do foster care. This report from the Omsbud's Office gives some insight as to what we are trying to prevent. Children deserve a good home to grow up in and the people that open there homes to provide a safe environment, even if it is not a perfect environment, deserve the respect and support of all those that don't foster. Click here to see the report on our web page. Think about becoming one of our Amazing 300.


Children w/ behav. challenges being sent home from school



1624 follow up - Children w/ behav. challenges being sent home fromschool


Adoption Support Runaway Issue


The following is a response from Children's Administration regarding the issue of Adoption Support stopping your monthly support check when you report the youth as a runaway.


Hello Mike,


Apple Health Foster Care PowerPoint

For your viewing pleasure and information about the new Apple Health Foster Care Program.

Kids Kamp and Toddler Kamp Forms

Please note that we have 70 spots in Kids Kamp and only 20 in Toddler Kamp. If you have other options it would be helpful. Their was an error in the Caregiver Connection. We had hoped to provide free daycare, but we are not able to do so this year.
Your form will need to be approved before you pay the fee on the web site!

Shining Stars for FPAWS Night of Shining Awards May 14 at GWL


Post Adoption Support needs our attention!

Mark Fullington Letter, Please Read!

I just want to share the letter Mark Fullington, Executive Director of Community & Family Service Foundation wrote to their foster parents in support of our Foster Parents Association of Washington State.

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