Open Arms Campaign is a Seattle area non-profit volunteer
organization dedicated to the recruitment of foster and adoptive
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope
that the information will encourage you to get involved in the lives
of "our" children.
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Write to us @
Open Arms Campaign
PO Box 22228
Seattle, WA 98122-3906
|or contact us via email
In most cases, financial assistance is available to help provide for
foster children in your care. In addition to medical and dental coverage,
children may also be eligible for day care, clothing, and mental health
services. Some of the following resources can help with these needs
Foster Parent Association of Washington State
451 SW 10th, Suite 120
Renton, WA 98055-2981
Non-profit organization supporting foster families in Washington
655 S Orcas St., Suite 220
Seattle, WA 98108
Provides summer camp, tutoring, clothing Wearhouse, and Little
Wishes to foster and other neglected and abused children.
Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian
Ad Litem (CASA/GAL)
100 W Harrison, North Tower, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98119
Trained community volunteers to speak for the best interests of
abused and neglected children in court.
PICC - Pediatric Interim Care Center
233 South 2nd Avenue
Kent WA 98032
Non-profit medical facility for drug-affected (and medically fragile/abused)
infants in Washington state. Provides short term specialized medical
monitoring and therapeutic handling for such newborns in a homelike
atmosphere during the withdrawal process. This program has saved
WA State taxpayers more than $20 million dollars over the last
Children's Therapy Center
10811 Kent-Kangley Rd.
Kent, WA 98031
Provides therapy and educational services to children challenged
by neuromuscular delays and disorders, along with training and
community referrals for families.
Basic Health Plan
Foster parents are eligible for discounted health insurance.
1 800-572-7835 ext 6303
Offers low cost dental care for foster children. Web site has
the dates, times, and locations of this traveling service.
Northwest Adoption Exchange
Site has photos of children who are legally free and awaiting
adoption in Washington and other NW states.
Boot Camp for New Dads
Fun and informational website with lots of photos of dads and
babies. Three locations in WA including Seattle, Everett, and
National Adoption Center
Days could be spent at this site that includes photos of
awaiting children, innumerable links to all things adoptive, and
sites by and for children.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Kinship care, single parent adoption and financial assistance
are some of the topics covered; especially good is the book list
for foster and adoptive kids.
North American Council on Adoptable
This comprehensive site has a wealth of information. The
'Resource' page includes a list of publications for those who
want to foster, adopt, recruit, or just learn more.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
CPSC Washington DC 20207-0001
The CPSC informs the public of potential hazards and recalls pertaining
to children's equipment, toys and more..
National Foster Parent Association,
7512 Stanich Ave., #6
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Site has links to over 100 sites, including information on adoption
subsidy by state, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome effects, and gay, lesbian
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, New York 10004-2400
Site with pertinent information for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
"Telling the Truth to Your Adopted
or Foster Child: Making Sense of the Past"
by Betsy Keefer and Jayne E. Schooler
This book illustrates the damage that can occur by
withholding relevant information from children about their lives
and their biological families.
Fostering Families and Adoption Today
Roots & Wings Publications
246 South Cleveland Ave
Loveland, CO 80537
Subscription Info: 1888-924-6736
Two magazines about foster and adoptive families and foster care.
Child Welfare League of America
440 First Street NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20001-2085
Phone: (202) 638-2952
Fax: (202) 638-4004
Forty published works including videos for recruitment,
children's workbooks, and stories for and from foster kids - use
the site's search by subject option "Family Foster
/ Projects / Links
Open Arms Campaign is a project of
Gay Community Social Services,
a 501(c)(3) non profit organization
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