Here's information I just received from them:
Did You Know?
You can make a difference….. One child at a time.
- There were 72 military children from JBLM who needed foster care placements in 2010.
- You can be working full time and still be a foster parent.
- Getting a foster care license in the State of Washington can take as little as 3 months.
- You may qualify for larger quarters on JBLM if you get licensed as a foster parent.
JBLM is in critical need of military-connected foster homes.
Keeping military children with military foster parents makes sense:
- They can continue to attend on-post schools, activities, and obtain care in familiar surroundings.
- The stressors on the child and biological parents are greatly reduced, promoting continuity during a difficult time.
- Being a foster parent is not a life-long commitment; but creates a sense of accomplishment and service gratification that will last a lifetime.
- Pierce County’s foster parent recruitment is conducted by Foster Care Resource Network.
OR on JBLM, contact Sandi Vest 253-968-4775 firstname.lastname@example.org