We are thrilled you are eager to begin the ministry of foster care. It is a joy to know you desire to affect so many vulnerable children and their birth families with the Gospel. We are honored you have chosen Lifeline to help you reach this goal of fostering.

When we enter into a relationship with you, we are here to support, pray over, encourage, and equip you during each phase of your journey.

As God has called you to this ministry, we want to be your full-service, ongoing partner to enable you to fulfill His calling of family restoration.

Timeline for Washington Foster Care Licensure


Click here to complete the pre-application. If you are ready to learn more about the process of becoming a foster parent in Washington, please complete our foster care pre-application online and a member of our foster care team will reach out to you with next steps.

2.Attend an Info Meeting

Join an information meeting about foster care, family restoration & wrap around care.

3.Start Your Home Study

Your home study will begin with a Welcome Call and Orientation Interview before starting with your paperwork, in home consultations, and inspections.


We utilize the state required training and infuse it with Gospel principles and discipleship to shepherd you on this journey

5.License Approval

Lifeline submits your portfolio to the state for licensure, then maintains your license and collaborates with DSS on child placement.

6.Wait for Placement

After you are approved from the state, the next step is to wait until you are placed with a child who needs your care and love of Christ.

More Resources

Download State Standards

This packet will provide you with all you need to know about the foster home standards in the state of Washington.

download standards
Licensure Overview

Click the link below to find out more about what it will take to be licensed in your state.

see overview
Informational Meetings

Fill out the non committal Pre-application to attend an online informational meeting about our foster care & family restoration ministry in Washington

Complete a Pre-Application Today!