The International Foster Care program (IFC) at Catholic Community Services Southwest provides a safe, nurturing foster care environment for children who have fled their countries of origin.

Our comprehensive set of services includes education, legal, social and psychological supports all directed at achieving safety, stability and healthy development.

When licensed for this program, you will be caring for children ages 13 and up. Children come to us as refugees and victims of trafficking from around the world, including the following countries of origin: Ethiopia, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Myanmar and Central America (El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala).

We are looking for foster families in Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, Clark, and Cowlitz Counties. If you are interested in joining our team or getting more information, click here and take a moment to fill out our brief survey. This survey will be emailed to us and we will follow up with you.