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The Licensing Process

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Foster parents must meet the minimum licensing requirements set by the state of Washington. As a Counsel of Accreditation (COA)-certified agency, Friends of Youth upholds strong standards of excellence and has some additional requirements. A licensor assists applicants through the licensing process, which includes:


During the process, a home inspection is conducted by a licensor to check physical aspects of the home, including safety issues. For more information about requirements and training for foster parents, please contact our recruiter. Additionally, the Washington State requirements are available on the DCYF website.


Become part of our foster care team:



Missy Rios - (208) 252-6479
Foster Care Licensor