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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.


To learn more and to find out about the foster parent training schedule

click here.

Become part of our foster care team:



Foster Care Licensor

Lynnae Arredondo  (425) 228-5776 ext 115

Foster Care Advocate and Recruiter

Elizabeth Crollard  (425) 588-1162