DCYF will be transitioning to an online caregiver application system. 
To ensure a smooth rollout, DCYF is pausing new foster parent applications from Nov. 1, 2022 - Mar. 1, 2023.
This does not apply to kinship applications, license renewals, and those getting licensed through a child placing agency. 

Introducing We Are Family Ambassador Annaleigh Free

April 25, 2022

DCYF is excited to announce, Annaleigh Free, of Puyallup, will throw the first pitch at We Are Family Day on Sunday, May 8. 

DCYF received dozens of nominations. Some told of stories of resiliency, others helped us realize how many baseball fans there are amongst our foster parents and kinship caregivers, but all of the nominations featured wonderfully deserving young people. A committee of DCYF staff got together to review the nominations and selected Annaleigh as well as some honorable mention candidates.

Annaleigh is 10-years-old and lives with her brothers and her grandparents, and frequently gets to see her father, too. Annaleigh is in fourth grade and well known for being a kind, focused, hard worker who never gives up and always does her best. When she’s not at school, Annaleigh can be found playing for the South Hill Little League Gators! Naturally athletic and great at defense, Annaleigh also likes to beach comb, play the piano, and Pokemon. 

Annaleigh is an Alaskan Native and member of the Stebbins Community. Her excellent fine motor skills have come in handy learning to make bracelets. A self-described Hufflepuff, Annaleigh also loves seafood! Annaleigh's grandparents, father, and brothers will be escorting her to the pitching mound at T-Mobile Park!

Please join us at We Are Family on Sunday, May 8 and see Annaleigh throw the first pitch, and here’s to all the incredible foster and kinship families who help to ensure that all of Washington’s young people grown up safe, loved, and celebrated!