FPAWS is a non-profit corporation chartered in January 1976 providing support and services to foster families throughout the State of Washington. We are a registered 501(c) 3, EIN 23-7300163, and a state affiliate of the National Foster Parent Alliance.
Today FPAWS is a support and advocacy organization representing adoptive/foster/kinship and birth parent voices at the Regional, State and National levels.
FPAWS believes all children are entitled to a safe and nurturing family experience, and families recruited to provide such experiences deserve to be retained, respected and supported by the community.
Promote self-efficacy of caregivers, children and their families.
Foster parents come at this work with hope and desire to make the life of a child better. FPAWS recognizes that caregivers are at different places along the path, the journey towards helping children. FPAWS wants to meet caregivers and families where they are and help in any way we can. We bring hundreds of combined years of knowledge gathered, of relationships developed, of experience in all things foster care, to do the best we can to provide that support.
FPAWS takes pride in serving you on many committees and commissions. These groups have several things in in common. Most importantly, they are packed with incredible people, committed to making life better for the children in care. Foster parent input is vital to the improvement of the foster care system.
FPAWS will continue to bring your voice to all these other groups. We can only bring forth what we hear from you. Connect with your local 1624 leadership, or become the leader, hang with your local support group, or use the FPAWS “Taking in Concerns” form to raise your concerns through us.
Contact us at 1-800-391-2273 or email [email protected]