Clarity: Foster Children receiving Medicaid-funded personal care services paid for by DSHS


Clarity: Foster Children receiving Medicaid-funded personal care services paid for by DSHS. Thank you Mary MacGauhey for your research.

Foster kids can use the ER anytime they need

Foster parents and relatives caring for children who have an open case with Children’s Administration were sent a letter on August 30, 2011 from the Health Care Authority of Washington. This letter was sent to all 680,000 households in the state who receive Medicaid which includes caregivers of children placed by the department. 

Foster Parents at the Table CAFPT

Formally known as 1624 Consultaion Team, the now titled Children's Administration Foster Parent Team, CAFPT is held elections Statewide. New folks have taken their seat at the table and FPAWS wants to wish them all the best. FPAWS thanks those that stood up when called upon. We talk about being the voice of foster, adoptive and kinship parents, and that voice is stroner then ever! For information, meeting notes and more, go to

Foster Care Rate Assessment FORM

Click here to see the Foster Care Rate Assessment tool that is used by DSHS rate assessors to determine the level of reimbursement due to foster homes.  Below are some tips regarding rate assessments...

Social Networking and Foster care

 Headquarters and DLR has provided some guidance for the field to use in helping foster parents and other caregivers on the usage of facebook and posting of pictures:



Foster Home Camping Pass - No Charge

Why support FPAWS?

The volunteer board of directors of The Foster Parents Association of Washington (FPAWS) has been working toward becoming a state of the art support and advocacy organization representing your voice at the Regional, State and National levels.

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