Hundreds Of Kids Need A Foster Helping. How About Yours?
When you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner and you start to add up the blessings in your as the gravy boat comes sailing into port., stop for a moment and think about the thousands of kids who have never been where you are now. If that thought particularly tugs at your heart, then maybe you are a candidate to be a foster parent. Washington's Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) website is a good first stop.
How Tp Plug Into The System
"By becoming a foster parent, you provide children and youth with a safe, loving, temporary home and make it possible for them to stay in the same school, participate in familiar activities, and stay connected to their parents and siblings".
- If you’d like someone to email or call you about fostering, complete the inquiry form and a member of the CaRES team will contact you within 48 business hours.
- If you’d like to talk to someone about fostering, call 1-888-KIDS-414.
- If you’d like to read more information about fostering, check out our Becoming a Foster Parent FAQ
- If at any time you have a question, we encourage you to contact the CaRES team who can address your question and provide support.
Help Is Needed Here
There are also agencies around the state that work with the DCYF to help match local families with kids in need, organizations like the Foster First Agency in Yakima and Wenatchee.