National Adoption Day is November 16, 2017. Office Moms & Dads volunteers, in partnership with the DSHS Adoption Services team, are looking for donations of gift baskets for adoptive families in Clark County, Washington.
Seattle’s NBC King5 News covers Office Moms & Dads in the story Non-profit helps foster kids in Washington.
Five K-12 technology leaders, including Zach Desjarlais from Vancouver Public Schools, were named 2017 NextGeneration Leaders on March 31. Desjarlais is the only honoree from Washington state or the West Coast.
As a foster parent and mother of four, Sarah Desjarlais could not help but notice the need for childcare at DSHS offices where children are brought to wait for foster home placement.
“There must be a better way,” Jeanmarie Moore thought as she saw the 8-year-old boy listen to a social worker.
Last May the Seattle OMD program partnered with Light Up the City to bolster awareness about Foster care and give folks an opportunity to get involved.