Stories tagged: foster children
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 9:55 A.M.
5 states struggle with surging numbers of foster children
The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, but just five states account for nearly two-thirds of the recent increase.
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 2:30 P.M.
Number of U.S. foster kids rises; parents’ drug abuse a factor
After dropping sharply between 2005 and 2012, the number of children in the U.S. foster care system has increased for a third year in a row, according to new federal …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 3:43 P.M.
Washington education measures to help disadvantaged students
Gov. Jay Inslee signed two education bills in Seattle on Wednesday, both aimed at helping disadvantaged kids get a better education.
THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 2016
Editorial: Riverfront deal is doubly divine
Prospective property purchase along Spokane River would aid land conservation, low-income housing and foster children.
SUNDAY, DEC. 21, 2014
Bureau visitors focus on family’s blessings
While waiting in line at the Christmas Bureau, Diane Pippin shares a smile with her daughter Lily, 13, who came to help pick out presents for her siblings. They’ve had …
SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012
Love, multiplied: Local families expand on National Adoption Day
Robert and Tammy Fritz love children. So much so that they’ve fostered 28 children over the last four years and adopted two, in addition to their two biological children. On …
THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
Children’s garden fosters trust and growth
Plants thrive and grow best with fertile soil, sunlight, water and care. But if people were plants, abused and neglected children would be the flowers sown in barren soil where …
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011
State to pay family in sexual assault case
LONGVIEW, Wash. – The state has agreed to pay a Longview foster family more than $470,000 to settle a sexual assault lawsuit. The family sued in 2009, arguing that social …
SATURDAY, NOV. 20, 2010
Welcome TO THE FAMILY
Little did Randy and Trish King know when an infant named Connor showed up at their North Spokane day care two years ago that one day he would be theirs. …
FRIDAY, NOV. 19, 2010, 5:40 P.M.
Adoption day means new families for children
Little did Randy and Trish King know when an infant named Connor showed up at their North Spokane day care two years ago that one day he would be theirs.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2009
In care of new family, teen also gets new heart
SEATTLE – If it hadn’t been for Cindy Locke and her family, Mykal Cochran might be dead. Instead, the 17-year-old foster child who “doesn’t have a mean bone in his …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009
Judge splits up Morning Star lawsuits
Morning Star Boys’ Ranch may have to defend itself in 18 separate physical- and sex-abuse trials next year after a judge split lawsuits into individual cases. The ranch wanted the …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, 2008
Kids give foster care solid marks
The nation’s most extensive survey of foster children in a single state found that Washington youths were generally pleased with their foster care placement, but that they still see their …