Foster care requires that we accept that life is hard. It is hard for the child and it will be hard for us, but the rewards can be tremendous. Foster care requires that we get outside our capacity comfort zone. The capacity needed is there, we just need to use it to know the rewards that are possible.
Welcome boxes provide a box of age-appropriate items to occupy a child’s time while in the DSHS child welfare office. The child then takes the box with them to their new foster home. In an unfamiliar living environment, owning nice possessions is of intense psychological importance.
My journey towards being a champion for the well-being of foster children is just one part of my dedication to the well-being of all children. I have worked with vulnerable children all my life, but I believe I have found my true calling and would like to invite you to join Embrace Washington on our journey to ensure that all children deserve a chance to be a child.