2014 Holiday Party Registration

Register now for the 2014 Holiday Party!

Dec. 20th, 1pm – 3pm

Come visit Santa, grab a snack, and get photo with old Saint Nick.




Save yourself some money and time! Avoid the lines this year!

Pick them up at The Frozen One all month long in Port Orchard!
October 18 from 11am-2pm at Albertson’s on Jackson in Port Orchard.
October 19th from 2pm-5pm at The Frozen One in Port Orchard.
You can also buy some at our regular monthly meeting this week in Bremerton!

Let us know if you have questions!
Call or email Naomi 206 228 3885 or president

Ghost Train Advance Ticket Sales

You can buy Ghost Train tickets at the following dates/places:Oct 11th, South Kitsap Regional Park, Live Steamers Train Depot, 10-4pm
Oct 15th, regular dinner meeting, 6pm New Beginnings Church
Oct 18/19 grocery stores in Port Orchard, TBD

Tickets are $4 in advance, $5 day of.


Thanks to all who attended our inaugural luncheon today and all who helped! we appreciate your support in getting our message out to educate our community about the real life of a foster parent! Many of you were asking about Clayton’s artwork and poem. Here it is!

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Yes! We will be selling tickets in advance of Ghost Train this year! Buy early and avoid the lines! Stay tuned here or on our Facebook page for the official details, released soon!
Thank you!

Kitsap Foster Care Association Luncheon coming up!



September 25, 2014

Fostering the Kitsap Family Luncheon, 11:30am – 1pm

Kitsap Foster Care Association needs your help to continue providing vital services to Kitsap foster families. Kitsap Foster Care Association is there to supply support to foster parents to ensure placements in safe, stable homes. Come and learn more about how you can help kids right in your own neighborhood.

Want to bring friends? Let’s talk about hosting a table of 10.

September 25, 2014

Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton


Suggested minimum guest donation of $75, pledges welcome.

Please contact Naomi Nichols for more information.



Tee It Up golf tournament coming up!!

We are in desperate need of some more golfers or sponsors for this month’s Tee It Up golf tournament in Port Orchard! This tournament funds the Dream Project (which is currently EMPTY!) Please please please help spread the word by posting or sharing this flyer through email or social media!


Golf Tournament Kitsap 2014 (1).doc

Back to School 2014 Registration!!

Our annual Back To School event is coming up on August 20th.  Each registered foster child will receive a backpack filled with age appropriate school supplies.

Click here to register and get more information.

Prudent Parenting emergency WAC changes

The “Prudent Parenting” bill (ESSB 6479) was passed during the 2014 legislative session and signed into law by Governor Inslee in March. The law becomes effective today, June 12, 2014. This bill gives caregivers the authority to give permission for children and youth in their care to participate in extracurricular, enrichment and social activities without the prior approval of the CA worker.

The Division of Licensed Resources has made emergency changes to the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) to ensure compliance with this law. Please read the attached memo from Darcey Hancock, DLR Administrator regarding the WAC changes.

Thank you

Meri Waterhouse

Caregiver Recruitment, Retention & Support Program Manager

Dept. of Social and Health Services

Children’s Administration

1115 Washington Street S.E.

PO Box 45710

Olympia, WA 98504-5710



Are you ready to make a difference in the life of a child in your home community? All over Washington foster parents are needed to love, coach, mentor, wipe tears, celebrate, support and encourage children and youth who must live out of their home due to abuse and neglect. Could you, your family or friends make a difference in the life of a child? Maybe you could even deal with some teenage drama! Are you ready to learn more about becoming a foster family? Washington’s foster parent recruitment phone line: 1-888-KIDS-414, provides information and can answer your questions – take a minute to call, because you don’t know what you’re missing! Information is also available at our website: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/fosterparents/be_FosterIntro.asp

You know you can do it . . . take the first step in becoming a foster parent!

Prudent Parenting emergency WAC changes.docx

FPAWS Mini Conference coming up in Tacoma!

to the
2014 Tacoma Mini-Conference
at the
​Landmark Convention Center
47 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

8:30 to 4:30
Kids drop-off 8:00

Tacoma Mini Conference 2014
Saturday, June 07, 2014
6 Training Hours

Foster, Adoptive
and Kinship Caregivers
in a day of food, fun and training!

This Mini-Conference is brought to you by the
Foster Parents Association of Washington State
and our community partners:
Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers
The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Fostering Together
Foster Care Relative Support Network (FCRN)

​Lunch will be catered by the Landmark Convention Center

Daycare will be available at Alphabet Preschool. The address is 2305 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma.

The daycare is set up to accommodate 45 children between the ages of 1 year to 12 years old.
Daycare will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Children must be picked up at 5:00 p.m. so that staff can leave.

Numbers for limited daycare, call
Stephanie 253-473-0420
Thank you Elizabeth Griffin-Hall for making this happen!
There will be a limit of 45 kids, so call early.
Of course if you have readily available daycare, please use that and save these spots for those that don’t.

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