Message from Secretary Hunter on Foster Parent Recruitment and Retention

grandparents and child
September 9, 2019

Our Plan to Improve the Foster Parent Experience

Each year, thousands of foster and kinship families open their hearts and homes to our state’s most vulnerable children. There are nearly 9,200 children in Washington who are in out-of-home placements. This number has been climbing slowly every year as we work through the opioid epidemic and the aftermath of the great recession.