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The Foster Care System In Washington Needs More Families

Updated: Dec 19, 2019

Written by MLWA7 Staff


- Washington


The foster care system in Washington state needs more families.

In the state, there are roughly 9,000 children in foster care, which is managed by the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). There are approximately 350 children in foster care throughout Grant and Adams counties.


FosteringWA helps people in the state learn more about the foster care system and how they can become a foster parent. Those that are interested in applying must complete a background check, training, be financially stable, and pass a home study.

The organization is looking for married and single couples, regardless of race, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientation, iFIBER ONE News reported in June of this year.

In the United States, roughly 400,000-600,000 enter the foster care system each year.

The next foster parent organization is scheduled for Thursday, January 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moses Lake DCYF office, located at 1651 South Pilgrim Street. You can contact Hayley Stoebner with FosteringWA at 509-322-1191 or email hstoebner@ewu.edu with any questions.


Written by MLWA7 Staff

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