Key Numbers to Know for Washington

Total # of Kids in Foster Care**

10,339

Kids Aging Out Annually**

278

Total # of Churches***

5,393

Total # of Waiting Kids**

3,114

Percentage of Waiting Kids by Age**

0-3 Years

34.20%

4-7 Years

26.50%

8-12 Years

21.70%

13-17 Years

17.60%

All numbers are approximate and based on most recent available data. See footnotes below for statistic links.

System Structure*

Name of State Child Welfare Agency:

Washington Department of Social and Health Services (visit here)

How Child Welfare is Administered:

State Administered (what does this mean?)

Footnotes: Data was collected from these sources

* 50 State Chartbook on Foster Care, Boston University School of Social Work

http://www.bu.edu/ssw/usfostercare/

** Child Welfare Outcomes 2010-2013:  Report to Congress, Childrens Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/cwo10_13.pdf

*** Opportunity for Impact, Focus on the Family 2014

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WASHINGTON Foster Movement Network

Right here in WASHINGTON, we are building a network of individuals, churches, organizations and agencies that are passionate about building Church-based foster care movement. Sign-up below and you will be added to the Foster Movement Network for your state.   So, what does that mean? 

1.  We’ll connect you to movement-building opportunities as they arise in your state and help others in the network to find you

2.  You will get our national weekly Foster Roster E-Newsletter complete with articles, videos, blog posts, and other resources that will help you as you build foster care movement where you live.  

(PLEASE NOTE:  If you are already receiving the Foster Roster, that’s great!  We will, however, still need you to complete the form below for you to be added to your state’s Foster Movement network.)

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