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Foster Care

A System in Crisis

The Magic and the Madness of Foster Parenting

A System in Crisis

Washington State’s Troubled Foster Care Program Struggles to Keep a Key Group: Foster Parents

The Day I Age Out

Part One: Aging Out of Foster Care

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The Day I Age Out

Part Two: Fostering Independence

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The Day I Age Out

Part Three: Finding Home

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The Day I Age Out

Every year, over 600 Washington State youth “age out” of the foster care system. They leave the protections of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and the families and homes they have been living in — regardless of their readiness to negotiate the transition. One in five will become homeless after age 18.

A System in Crisis

Four Fixes for Washington’s Foster-Care Crisis