The state of Washington today has about 5,000 foster homes- nearly 1,000 fewer than in past decades- while the number of children in care has risen in recent years to more than 8,800. That shortfall has left state workers desperate to place children, offering some foster parents up to $600 a night for little more than a warm bed… (Investigate West, Allegra Abramo, January 2018).
The state of foster care is officially in crisis mode.
You don’t have to be perfect to be a foster parent. You have to love children and be willing to learn about the trauma the youth in our care have endured. And foster parents and respite providers can be people from all walks of life:
- A single adult
- A working couple
- A retired senior
- A stay-at-home mom or dad
These children simply seek support, stability and the chance to heal and grow. Plant the seeds of change and become a foster parent today!
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