Children's Administration

What We Do

DSHS Children’s Administration is the public child welfare agency for the state of Washington. Our staff work with children and families to identify their needs and develop a plan for services that support families and assure the safety and well-being of children. These services are designed to reduce the risk of abuse, find safe alternatives to out-of-home placement and assure safety and permanency for children in out-of-home care.

Child Safety & Protection

Report Child Abuse or Neglect | Child Abuse Prevention Tips | Safe & Legal Alternatives to Abandonment | Youth Suicide | Safety Tips

Foster Parenting

News & Contact Information | Become a Foster Parent | Foster Parent 1624 Consultation Team Minutes | Important Forms for Caregivers | Parenting Resources | Relatives Caring for Kids | Training Requirements | Working with Laws & Rules


Introduction | Considering Adoption | Adoption Issues | Laws & Requirements | Cost | Types of Children | Steps to Adoption | Adoption Support Program | Adoption Records Search | Resources

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