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Foster Care & Adoption Programs

210 W. Sprague Ave. • Spokane, WA 99201 • 509-747-8224

Therapeutic Foster Care Program

Foster Care photoLCS’ Therapeutic Foster Care Program serves children and youth ages 6-17 that are referred through the Department of Children and Family Services. Children and Youth who are experiencing behavioral challenges receive intensive support services. These services aide in behavioral stabilization and the overall goal of helping the child learn new coping skills.

The program has served the community of Spokane for over 20 years and has gained national recognition for its wrap around approach to care and commitment to children and families.

Families receive:
Youth and behavioral parenting support
Intensive case management
24-hour on-call services
Weekly support meetings
Initial ongoing traning
Aide support
A generous compensation package
Youth receive:
Foster care placement
Individual counseling/behavioral support
Skill development
Participation in school and work
24-hour on-call services
Intensive case management
Psycho-pharmacology services
Aide support
Community Connections and support services

Have you considered foster parenting?

If you are able to do the following, then you have what it takes to change a child’s life:

bullet Recognize and meet a child’s emotional and physical needs
bullet Work as a team member with social workers and program staff
bullet Provide a room and space for a child in your home
bullet Provide adequate income for support of yourself and your family
bullet Maintain adequate personal and mental health

Since our foster children have special needs, they require special people to offer them a safe and loving home. As an LCS foster parent, you will receive intensive support services developed to ensure that you never face a challenge alone. See the inside panels to learn more about the services available to our foster parents. Additionally, we offer a generous compensation package to parents in all of our foster care programs.

Your home…their hope. Become a foster parent! Call or e-mail our recruitment specialist today at 509/343-5042

Residential Treatment And Care Program

This program serves youth ages 10-21 who are referred through the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration. Youth receive community monitoring and behavioral support as they learn skills that help them re-enter their families and communities.

photoFamilies receive:

  • Youth and behavioral parenting support
  • Intensive case management
  • 24-hour on-call services
  • Weekly support meetings
  • Initial and on-going training
  • Aide support
  • A generous compensation package

Youth receive:

  • Foster care placement
  • Individual counseling/behavioral support
  • Skill development
  • Participation in school and work
  • 24-hour on-call services
  • Intensive case management
  • Psycho-pharmacology services
  • Aide support
  • Community Connections and support services

 

Adoption Services

photoThe Adoption Program serves families in Eastern Washington by providing Homestudy and Post-Placement services for all types of adoptions including:

  • International, Including Hague Convention
  • Domestic
  • Private
  • Step-Parent or Relative

Nora Searing, M.A. is our adoption worker in Eastern Washington. She has been with Lutheran Community Services Northwest since 1990, helping hundreds of families through the journey of adoption. Nora is highly respected within the adoption community for her professional experience with all types of adoption, specialized knowledge of the international adoption process, paperwork and report writing skills, and her helpful, supportive approach.

For more information, call 509-343-5002