Guidelines, Laws & Rules

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Washington State laws and rules that pertain to foster care can be found at the following:

  • Child Care Agencies/Licensing Requirements
    • WAC 388-148 - Minimum Licensing Requirements for Child Foster Homes
    • WAC 388-145 - Minimum  Licensing Requirements for Group Care Facilities
    • WAC 388-147 - Minimum  Licensing Requirements for Child Placing Agencies
  • General

Federal laws that apply to foster care and adoptions can be found at the following:


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