Fostering Together provides free, ongoing support to families caring for foster children. Here is a list of some of the many resources available to our foster families. We are also available by phone at 1-866-958-KIDS (5437) any time you need us.

Support Group Logo

Support Groups

A number of support groups are available for foster family interaction throughout Washington State. Potential foster families can learn from seasoned foster parents, and all participants are able to share experiences, seek support, and access information. Group topics focus on how to care for the unique and diverse needs of foster youth, with an individual focus on foster, adoption, and kinship care. Find a support group near you!

Facebook

Facebook

Join our online community by liking Fostering Together on Facebook. Stay up-to-date on news, success stories, and opportunities, and engage with other foster parents around the state. Like us on Facebook!

 

Contact Us Logo

Fostering Together Liaisons

Our liaisons are foster parents just like you. They know firsthand the challenges and successes that come with providing foster care. Dedicated to personal support, they are available to help answer all your questions or provide an understanding ear. Contact a liaison in your area!

WA Phone Directories Logo

DCFS Office Phone Lists

For DCFS state employee contact information at your local office, please visit the State Employee Directory.

Dispute Resolution Logo

Dispute Resolution

Help resolve conflicts with neutral, third-party support. Ask a liaison for assistance.

 

FIRST Logo

FIRST Program

Licensed foster parents may be subject to an investigation if an allegation is made against them. The FIRST program (Foster Intervention and Retention Support Team) provides neutral advice and support to any foster parent in Washington State who is under investigation. Learn about FIRST.

Critical Support Logo

Critical Support and Retention Program

The Foster Parent Critical Support and Retention Program provides hands-on help to caregivers in order to successfully maintain placements of children with high-risk behaviors, including those who are sexually reactive or physically aggressive. Get the support you need.

Discount Logo

Discounts and Donations

We provide up-to-date information regarding discounts and services available in your community to help you find low-cost or free opportunities for the children in your care. See special offers for your family.