Links of interest
related to foster and abused children. If you know a website that ought to
be included here, let me know.
I appreciate having a
link on your website, too.
Inclusion on this page does not
necessarily represent endorsement of or endorsement by these organizations.
Views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of the Sirita Law website
or its creator.
The Foster Care Justice Alliance
Founded by the creator of the Sirita Law website, the Foster Care
Justice Alliance is dedicated to defend the rights of children in
out of home care.
Advocate for Change is our mission in the macro. We advocate to
change society, change attitudes, and change the laws by bringing
together the voices of those most closely touched by foster care - the
foster children themselves, their parents, and their guardians.
Intervene for the Child is our mission in the micro. Whenever we believe
an individual child's rights are being violated, we will intervene by
providing support and legal assistance to foster families.
The Foster Parents Association of Washington State (FPAWS)
is a non-profit corporation chartered in 1973 providing support and
services to foster families throughout the State of Washington. Our
Association has evolved over the years to develop direct support for
adoptive and foster parents as well as initiating legislative action for
the betterment of foster and adoptive families.
Site purpose: Training; share information between foster, adoptive
families, and all other professions working with abused and neglected
Every child grows up in a safe, nurturing family of his or her own
Statewide partnership to strengthen the child welfare system
Catalyst for Kids, formerly Families for Kids Partnership, brings
together stakeholders who can make changes in the child welfare system
by initiating specific strategies for cross-system impact.
To prevent and stop the
cycle of abuse and neglect through scientifically-supported
programs that protect and treat children ages one month
through five years, and their families.
||For 30 years, Prevent
Child Abuse America has been working at the national, state and
community levels to prevent child abuse in all its forms. Together, we
can make a difference. Remember, a child is helpless. You are not.
Our mission is to provide leadership to and a statewide
focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and to encourage and
support effective community prevention efforts.
CASA volunteers appointed by
dependency and tribal court judges speak up for abused and neglected
children. They work as thoroughly trained advocates for the children
they represent. They investigate a child’s history, facilitate
communication, advocate for services and appropriate placement, and
ultimately make recommendations – to the judge – in that child’s
CASA volunteers come from all walks of life. A willingness to
listen, concern for children in your community, and determination
are all qualities that would make you a valuable volunteer. We are
seeking volunteers from all cultures, professions, ethnic and
ANTIOCH BIBLE CHURCH ADOPTION MINISTRY
"Free" adoption? Whoever heard of such a thing? As you
navigate through this site you will see our heart, our desires, and
our goals. We are much more than an adoption agency. We are a
ministry helping potential adoptive families and young women and
their families navigate a process that has become complicated,
self-centered, and expensive.
Bethany Christian Services manifests the love and compassion of
Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and
families through quality social services.
Bethany of the Pacific Northwest provides birthparent assistance,
domestic infant adoption, older/special needs adoption, foster care,
post-adoption support, international adoption, support groups, and
Catholic Community Services (CCS) is a
faith-based and values-driven outreach of the Catholic Church in
Western Washington. Under the leadership of Archbishop Brunett, and
the Board of Trustees, our staff and volunteers answer the Gospel
call to loving and compassionate service with particular concern for
the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death and for
the dignity of every human person. The workers of CCS and AHA come
from many faith traditions and actively respond to the call of the
Catholic Church in Western Washington to serve those most in need.
The Crisis Nursery line at 425-252-6293
can provide counseling, respite care, and connect you with parenting classes.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest
is a nonprofit human services agency serving communities throughout
Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Our caring staff provides a wide variety of services to adults,
adolescents, children, families, schools, businesses, congregations,
neighborhoods and communities. Each year we serve more than 300,000
people of all ages, cultures and faiths. For more information:
FPAWS, Foster Parents of Washington
State, Relatives as Parents Project of So. King County, FC & AC, Foster Care and Adoptive Community, Catalyst for Kids,
Child Abuse America, WCPCAN, Washington Council for Prevention of Child Abuse
and Neglect, Children's Trust Fund of Washington, Antioch Bible Church, Bethany
Christian Services, Catholic
Community Services, Lutheran Community Services Northwest, National Foster
Parent Association, NFPA, and their
associated logos, are trademarks of their respective corporations.