New Form for Parent-Child Visits

There have been many requests by caregivers for more information regarding parent-child visits and how to best support foster child(ren) before, during and after visits. In response to this request, a new form has been created It also contains a link to a new form you each caregiver should be receiving, entitled the “Child Specific Caregiver Notification.”  The form number is 15-450 … Continue reading »

2015 Holiday Magic Program

The 2015 Holiday Magic program put on by Treehouse, in partnership with Children’s Administration, is under way!  This year Treehouse will be sending out both letters and emails to caregivers with program information.  The initial email will go out to caregivers on October 1.  The initial letter will be sent on October 15. Caregivers can request a gift by completing the … Continue reading »

Emergency Rule Change – Washington Administrative Code (WAC) for Foster Parent Licensing

An emergency WAC went into effect on 9/10/15. The WAC is now more specific on how to proceed with an applicant with positive tuberculosis (TB) due to latent TB. The revised language in the WAC also allows for a medical exemption for individuals that would have a severe medical consequence due to the influenza vaccination. Foster parents, agency staff, or … Continue reading »

Free Entry to the Seattle Aquarium for Foster Parents and Relative Caregivers

Great news! Foster parents and relative/kinship caregivers can now enjoy free admission to the Seattle Aquarium. Come experience the wonders of Puget Sound and the ocean. Discover playful sea otters, graceful octopuses, luminous moon jellies and more. Be amazed by Window on Washington Waters, a 120,000-gallon exhibit with daily diver shows. Touch live sea creatures in the tide pools. Immerse … Continue reading »

2015 A Night of Shining Stars Award Winners

    Fostering Together was nominated and won the Best Practice Award for the PNW Caregiver Conference awarded by FPAWS. Below is what was said about our organization the night of the awards banquet.  BEST PRACTICES AWARD – FOSTERING TOGETHER Certain kinds of people are really good at supporting foster parents and finding ways to show more adults the importance … Continue reading »

Fostering Together wins the Best Practice Award at the 2015 PNW Caregiver Conference

    Fostering Together was nominated and won the Best Practice Award for the PNW Caregiver Conference awarded by FPAWS. Below is what was said about our organization the night of the awards banquet.  BEST PRACTICES AWARD – FOSTERING TOGETHER Certain kinds of people are really good at supporting foster parents and finding ways to show more adults the importance … Continue reading »

Peak 7 Adventures offers Outdoor Adventures to Teens in Foster Care

Peak 7 Adventures, an outdoor ministry based in Washington is offering 2 trip opportunities this summer. The first trip opportunity is a 5-day ascent trip for teens ages 13-18. There will be a boys trip Aug 3-7 and a girls trip Aug 10-14th. You can find more information on this flyer. The full price is $275–there are significant scholarships available if needed. The second trip is … Continue reading »

Day and Overnight Camp Authorization for Children in Care

The Children’s Administration recognizes the recreational, educational and social value of a camp experience for children/youth. Camp is generally viewed as a normal childhood activity. Camps are oftenunlicensed/unregulated or monitored. Children/youth attending camp are outside of our immediate care and control during the camp experience. It is essential that social workers and caregivers adhere to the following authorization procedures that … Continue reading »

Obtaining Eyeglasses for Children in Foster Care

When your foster child sees a Medicaid Optometrist/Ophthalmologist and receives a prescription for glasses or lenses, his glasses will be ordered from Airway Optical. The eye doctor (provider) or optical shop needs to submit a fully completed request to Airway Optical. If the request is not complete, Airway will return it to the provider for completion. Once Airway receives a … Continue reading »

Free Foster Child Memberships to Pierce and Kitsap County YMCAs

Pierce and Kitsap County YMCAs are pleased to announce that effective March 1, 2015 , all local foster children will be eligible for free memberships at all YMCA facilities in Pierce and Kitsap Counties. To sign up a foster child for membership, visit any of our locations and bring all guardianship documents. Learn more at ymcapkc.org/foster-child-membership.