As experienced foster/adoptive parents, our community-based liaisons understand what you are going through. They are available to answer all your questions from the perspective of someone who has gone through the process. They can connect you with training’s and resources, assist with your licensing application packet, and provide any other assistance you may need during your journey to becoming a foster parent.

Fostering Together liaisons are also available to support licensed and relative caregivers in their community. Whether you need help navigating the DSHS system or just want to talk to someone who understands the challenges you face as a caregiver, our liaisons are here to help. And with over 35 community-based support groups throughout Western Washington, there are people in your area who want to make sure you get the support and training you need to parent the children in your care. These groups are open to all licensed families, relative caregivers, and those considering becoming a foster parent.

Fostering Together liaisons are passionate about making a difference in the lives of caregivers and their foster children. For support, please enter your zip code for your community based liaison’s contact information.

 

Shala Crow

Region 2 Program Director

Serves: Region 3 & 4

Shala is passionate about the foster care system and wants to improve the quality of foster homes available and the lives of the children who reside in them. She was a foster parent for 9 years and has adopted 3 children.

Ginger Finau

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: King Kent Southwest & Kent Southeast

Thru my outreach and engagement work focused around building healthy, thriving communities, I have established strong ties within South King County. As a liaison, I am committed to assisting children and families sustain positive, educated, healthy, successful lives. As a wife and mother of 7 children – I am aware of the support, resources, and unconditional love it takes to play the role of a parent. As an advocate of social justice and racial equity – I am passionate about positive outcomes in diverse and disadvantaged communities.

Maia Anderson

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: King West & Everett

Maia’s passion for fostering comes both from a personal faith-based conviction as well as having a parent who grew up in foster care. As a liaison, she is committed to supporting healthy families for kids to grow, develop and thrive in.

Angelina Denver

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: King East

Angelina has been a Foster and Adoptive parent for more than 20 years. She is the proud Mom to 6 kids ages 10- 35. She has been active leader with the Refresh leadership team and Overlake Church for several years. While she enjoys building community in the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband, Allen, have close ties to Hawaii and CA as well. In her off time she loves to read, hike and play with her Australian Cattle Dogs.

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Christina Meyer Davis

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Seattle West/White Center

Christina has been a foster parent since 2012 and an adoptive parent since 2017. She and her husband, Josh, started as foster parents and later became biological parents. Together they run the EduCare support group in White Center (Seattle) and Christina runs the Burien/West Seattle Foster Closet. She is passionate about supporting foster families in their journey through licensing and navigating the sometimes difficult waters of foster parenting.

Maria Sherry

Hispanic Outreach Liaison

Serves: Region 3 & 4

Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, Maria moved to Marysville 14 years ago. Since then she has served the community in Snohomish County. Maria is passionate about education, health and family and enjoys getting to know people, to learn their stories and help them to achieve their goals as a family. She looks forward to serving the foster care community in this new position.

 

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Maria Villar

Recruiter Liaison

Serves: Martin Luther King Office

Maria was born and raised in Argentina, number four of five siblings. She married her high-school sweetheart with whom she has three bio boys and moved to the US in 2010. Maria became a foster family in January 2017 and has had eight foster kids since then. Having always had a great life she had a need to give back, this is why she spends some of her free time volunteering for BSA and PTSA in all three schools her kids attend, and probably for the same reason she became a foster mother.

 

Larisa Koenig

Native American Outreach Liaison

Serves: Region 3 & 4

Larisa has dedicated the majority of her professional career to serving Native American children and families.  She has served the Native community as a classroom teacher, dean of students, mental health provider to foster children, and managing supervisor of a tribal child welfare program and has adopted from the foster care system. Larisa is also enrolled Alaska Native tribal member of Tlingit and Haida descent.