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UPDATE: HB 1774 - Adoptive Families as Suitable Persons for Sibling Placement
The intent of HB 1774 is to add the adoptive parents of a child’s siblings as people with whom a child could be placed, if they pass a background check. Thanks to the many who called or wrote in; this bill did pass out…Read More
"Foster Parents sometimes forget they are only 3 hots and a cot."
The Honorable Kenneth L. Cowsert
Snohomish County Superior Court
THE VOICE OF THE CHILD
A twelve year old girl came to court in Everett last month. She has been in foster care with the same foster parents for the past 3 1/2 years.…Read More
"As a result of our investigative work, the Ombudsman found child welfare cases in which DCFS did not comply with law or policy—but perhaps even more challenging to address, our investigation revealed a culture of pervasive distrust between parties and stakeholders, poor communication, and a lack…Read More
SB 6730 has passed unanimous in the House! It now returns to the Senate for concurrence with the House amendments. This is the bill that would help reduce the number moves a child makes in foster care by requiring that relative caregivers get the same 5 day notice before a child is moved…Read More
February 23, 2010
"The department and the AG are charged with representing the child. That seems to be the problem."
Sen. James Hargrove, Senate HSC Chairman
Hearing on HB 3205, Feb. 28, 2008
Tuesday, Feb. 23, is the last day for all bills to get out of the policy…Read More