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We Are Families Helping Families

We bring the voice of lived experience to the foster care table. We are current and former caregivers working with others to develop programs that support families with children impacted by foster care.

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Family Time Network supervisors spent 34,236 minutes and 19,529.9 miles driven transporting children


FPAWS Volunteers Staff spent 2692 hours in meetings last year.


Our support staff spent 7439 minutes last year supporting families. Tuesday and Wednesday are the most popular days to receive calls.


We provide 152 of possible education hours each year for families

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We Help
We Educate
We Build
We Advocate

What They Say

To whom it may concern,My family and our foster child attended the conference. We have nothing but great things to say about it. The education provided to us was very helpful.However, the most valuable thing that my family took away from this event was that. It provided a place for our son and others to have being in foster care the norm. I overheard a 12 year old boy asking another boy about why they are in foster care so casually. That conversation wouldn't happen in normal day life. That was truly impactful for me.Thank you!

- Brennan Mayfield

My wife and I have been fostering children here in Washington State for 14 years. We started as a kinship family and then became licensed foster parents in 2010, after falling in love with making a difference in the lives of the children we serve. We were introduced to FPAWS during that transition, which has been an incredible support and phenomenal pillar to us and the foster community.

- Mr. Leon Evans

Dear FPAWS, I am so thankful to attend and participate in seminars offered by the Foster Parent Association of Washington State. It takes a lot of courage and patience to be a relative care provider. There are a lot of complications and pressures when you take relative children. Thank you again for being an advocate, guide and mentor for relative caretakers who love and care for the children entrusted to their care!

- Chryss James

FPAWS is a unique agency whose advocacy is child centered and strength based. It is true that FPAWS is a support to foster parents, but also grounded in”best practice” for children. Having the approach allows FPAWS to meet foster parent where they are and help them strengthen and improve practice.

- Mark Fullington
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