Guidelines, Laws & Rules



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:


Health and Safety Visits with Children and Caregivers