Fostering

Pacific Northwest

Do you feel called to host a child in your home? Whether you provide a child with a short-term stay or longer-term care, your loving home can be an incredibly important stop on their journey — one that leads them to a hopeful, healthy future. Each child is different, coming to us with all manner of abuse and neglect experiences, and requiring varying levels of care.

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Here in the Pacific Northwest, our specialized areas of foster care are:

Fostering Together

Developed in partnership between the state of Washington and Olive Crest, Fostering Together aims to ensure safe, loving foster families are available, equipped, and supported in meeting the diverse needs of abused and neglected children.

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Emergency Care

There are also opportunities to provide immediate care for children who have been detained by Social Services. Care is provided until it is determined whether or not the child will remain a dependent of the court or whether there are family members available to care for the child.

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Standard Foster Care

Traditional foster parents are available to care for children who are dependents of the court. While the child is in foster care, the birth parents are given a plan for reunification by the court system. The child will be reunified with his or her parents if the court deems it appropriate and safe.

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Intensive Treatment Foster Care

ITFC parents require at least two years of foster parenting (or equivalent experience) before having an ITFC child placed in their home. The goal is to allow a severely affected child to heal in a loving home as opposed to a clinical environment. In addition to prior foster experience, ITFC families require extra training hours. Financial reimbursement is higher and an Olive Crest support counselor provides additional in-home services.

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Foster to Adopt

We help facilitate adoption services for foster families wishing to provide a forever home to foster children in their care, and who won’t be able to reunite with biological parents.

Interested?

If becoming a foster parent through Olive Crest sounds like something you would be interested in pursuing, please click below to contact one of our dedicated fostering case specialists who will provide you with further information. Thank you for the time and importance you have placed on making your decision.

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