Our History

The Foster Parents Association of Washington State (FPAWS) is a non-profit corporation chartered in 1973 providing support and services to foster families throughout the State of Washington. Our Association has evolved over the years to develop direct support for adoptive, foster and kinship parents as well as initiating legislative action for the betterment of foster and adoptive families.

In 1990. FPAWS was busy managing several State contracts including FIRST and the Liasons. Darlene Flowers was the Executive Director. We continue to deal with many of the same issues today in terms of organization management; i.e., how to increase FPAWS membership and how to raise funds.

You will find recent history in the From the President section and the Older Post from the President section.