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Step 3: Child Selection

Child identification. There are various ways to select a child:

Making the Right Selection

How do I know if the child presented is right for me?

  • A social worker contacts you about a specific child.
  • You contact the social worker about a child you either found on a web site or heard about.

Disclosure of information. You and your social worker need to be in contact to get background information about the child. At this point, photo of childrenyou may start working with 2 different social workers - yours and the child's.

Statutorily, the full history on the child's family, medical, and social background must be disclosed to you (WAC 388-27-0090). Once this is done, you and the respective social workers need to decide if this is a good placement.

If the decision is made that this is in the best interest of the child, then steps are made to move forward with visitation and placement.

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