On June 30, 2020 the caregiver recruitment and retention contract between FosteringWA and the Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) ended. Unfortunately, due to the unforeseen impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting budgetary complications, there will be a gap in recruitment and retention services. DCYF and the Licensing Division are fully operational during this time and they will do their best to assist you with any questions or concerns.

If you are a licensed foster parent and have a question or concern with the Licensing Division, please:

If you are a licensed foster parent or kinship caregiver and you have a question or concern related to a child you are caring for:

  • Contact the child’s assigned caseworker
  • If you are unable to resolve your question/concern contact the supervisor or area administrator
  • Click Here for Employee Directory

If you are unable to resolve your question or concern, please contact:

DCYF Constituent Relations


The Office of the Family and Children’s Ombuds

  • 206-439-3870 or 800-571-7321

If you would like to become a licensed foster parent or are working through the licensing process, please contact your local DCYF Licensing Division Office:

Region 1

Christina Harris


Region 2

Maria Garcia


Region 3

Donna Brantner


Region 4

Jill Sullivan


Region 5

Andrea Black


Region 6

Joan O’Connell


Not sure who to contact? Click Here to determine what region you are in


Click Here for Foster Parent Rights and Responsibilities

Click Here for the DCYF Foster Parenting & Kinship Care Website

Thank you for your continued care and partnership during this time! We appreciate you!