Region 2

Yakima Foster/Adopt Support Group

 Yakima Foster/Adopt Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month, except Nov. as it falls on Thanksgiving week.  We meet at the Four Square Church,  700 N 40th Ave. Yakima, WA, 98908, at 6:15pm to 8pm.  Please let me know if you need any child care call Lueta Bishop at 509-469-1013.

 

Address
WA

Mary-Jeanne Smith

Title: 
Director
Term: 
2020

Mary-Jeanne, and her husband Larry, have been foster parents for over 20 years. They live in a small rural town in S.E. Washington. Mary-Jeanne is also an alumnus of foster and relative care. The Smith's foster home has a strong focus on family reunification. When reunification was not successful, they took guardianship of several of their foster children, and they became forever family. They have also been instrumental in assisting their teen foster children with entering college.

Pam Klein

Title: 
Board Member
Term: 
2020

Pam is our new FPAWS Board Secretary

more to come soon.

Talya Miller

Title: 
Director
Term: 
2020

Ms. Miller was a teen parent, a mother of 3 at the tender age of 19. Contrary to what research and statistics show about teen mothers, Ms. Miller has a productive and successful life.

 

Blue Mountain Foster Parents Association

An incredible group of active foster, kinship and adoptive parents.

Phone: 
(509) 382-2393

Tess Thomas

Title: 
Director
Term: 
2015

Tess Thomas is a long-standing Board member and does foster care in the Seattle area and fosters teens with a myriad of difficult backgrounds and situations. Tess’ home was featured in a documentary “Take This Heart” sponsored by the Casey Foundation to promote foster care and educate for public awareness of foster issues. Tess continues to serve in an advisory capacity on several boards and commissions regarding youth in out of home care. She has authored a book “The Love Returns”. Ms Thomas has been a foster parent for over 15 years.

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