New Caregiver Guidelines

The Prudent Parenting law became effective on June 12, 2014.

Clothing Vouchers

In a July 24, 2014 meeting with Jennifer Strus, Assistant Secretary Children’s Administration, she agreed that children coming into a  foster home without sufficient clothing are entitled to a $200 clothing voucher. Jennifer adds that it will take time for the word to trickle down to the Social Workers, so if there are any issues she would like foster parents to take it up the chain until you get the voucher. If you have any questions, contact FPAWS.  

Lawsuit Media Statement

May 14, 2014 - Media StatementWashington State Sued For Violating Child Welfare Act,

Children’s Administration and the “Prudent Parenting” law.

Legislature passes Senate Bill 6497


WAC regarding the Extended Foster Care Program


This message is being sent on behalf of Edith Hitchings, Director of Program and Policy

Little Wishes for kids in Pierce and Kitsap Counties

Would you please help me get out the word?

Reimbursement Lawsuit Updated

In 2011 FPAWS filed a lawsuit against the State of Washington, seeking a declaration that the State is failing to meet federal requirements under the Child Welfare Act to reimburse foster parents for costs associated with raising foster children.  Earlier this year, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington ruled that FPAWS has standing to bring the lawsuit and has an enforceable federal right, which means that FPAWS may proceed with its lawsuit.  The Court recently set a

CAFPT (1624) 2013 Roster


The Children's Administration Foster Parent Team works to problem solve and build support for a positive foster care culture. Please use this roster to connect with the Representative from your area. Be sure to attend local CAFPT meetings so your voice will be heard.

As foster parents we need to know this!

With all the reforms to the way children come into or stay out of the foster care system, one thing remains clear, kids in care are traumatized on some level. We believe that over time, as the system does a better job keeping kids with their families by providing the supports those families need,  it will be the most traumatized kids that stay in the foster care system. It is our job as foster parents to be prepared to handle the challenges these kids face. Chances of a foster parent getting an allegation are about 1 in 7.

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