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May 24, 2017
Graco is recalling more than 25,000 car seats that might not adequately restrain children during a crash.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Wednesday that the webbing in the Graco My Ride 65 car seat failed to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The agency found that children who are not appropriately restrained are at an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.  Find more information at the Graco website:  https://pages.email.gracobaby.com/myride-harness-recall/

May 5, 2017
On Sunday May 7th, at Safeco Field the Seattle Mariners and Children’s Administration will celebrate the ninth annual “We Are Family” event in recognition of National Foster Care Month and Kinship Caregiver Day.  Read more

March 24, 2017
Governor Jay Inslee has signed two important proclamations honoring caregivers in the state of Washington during the month of May.  Read more

 

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Children's Administration Employee Directory

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Caregivers Communication Guide

Who to contact if you have a question or concern about the child in your care

Meet Our Recruitment Partners Who Support You

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Statewide Foster Parent Recruitment Information Center

For information about becoming a foster parent

Call 1-888-KIDS-414 (1-888-543-7414)

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Foster Parent Reimbursement & Liability Plans

Brochure - Foster Parent Reimbursement & Liability Plans
(360) 902-0286
nealmip@dshs.wa.gov

Crisis Support Lines for Foster Parents & Relative Caregivers

  • Foster Parent & Caregiver Support line - 1-800-301-1868
    The Foster Parent & Caregiver Support Line provides phone support when foster parents and relative caregivers are in crisis. Children’s Administration social workers answer the calls and can offer behavior management advice, problem solving tips and a listening ear. The support line operates after business hours through CA’s Central Intake.
    ​5:00 pm - 8:00 am Mon - Fri & all weekend hours for emergencies
    Foster Parent Crisis Line FAQ
  • Call your local Children's Office 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon - Fri
  • Call 24 hour Foster Parents Association of Washington State (FPAWS) Line at 1-800-391-CARE or 1-800-391-2273
  • Call a Washington State Mental Health crisis line for local assistance with a mental health crisis.