Links

Links of interest related to foster and abused children.  If you know a website that ought to be included here, let me know.

I appreciate having a link on your website, too.

Inclusion on this page does not necessarily represent endorsement of or endorsement by these organizations.  Views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of the Sirita Law website or its creator.

FosterJustice.com

The Foster Care Justice Alliance

Founded by the creator of the Sirita Law website, the Foster Care Justice Alliance is dedicated to defend the  rights of children in out of home care.

Advocate for Change is our mission in the macro. We advocate to change society, change attitudes, and change the laws by bringing together the voices of those most closely touched by foster care - the foster children themselves, their parents, and their guardians.

Intervene for the Child is our mission in the micro. Whenever we believe an individual child's rights are being violated, we will intervene by providing support and legal assistance to foster families.

 

  Sirita on MySpace and YouTube

Several people have posted online tributes to Sirita on MySpace and YouTube.  It amazes me how many who never met her have been deeply touched by her life.  Here are some of the links:

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/angelsirita

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Sirita+Sotelo&search_type=&aq=f

I have no connection to the authors, who are solely responsible for the content, but I deeply appreciate their desire to remember and honor the memory of my little princess.

 

 

The Foster Parents Association of Washington State (FPAWS) is a non-profit corporation chartered in 1973 providing support and services to foster families throughout the State of Washington. Our Association has evolved over the years to develop direct support for adoptive and foster parents as well as initiating legislative action for the betterment of foster and adoptive families.

Other Links

 

 

Site purpose: Training; share information between foster, adoptive families, and all other professions working with abused and neglected children.

 

 

Our Vision:
Every child grows up in a safe, nurturing family of his or her own

Our Purpose:
Statewide partnership to strengthen the child welfare system

Catalyst for Kids, formerly Families for Kids Partnership, brings together stakeholders who can make changes in the child welfare system by initiating specific strategies for cross-system impact.

 

Our Mission

To prevent and stop the cycle of abuse and neglect through scientifically-supported programs that protect and treat children ages one month through five years, and their families.

 

  For 30 years, Prevent Child Abuse America has been working at the national, state and community levels to prevent child abuse in all its forms. Together, we can make a difference. Remember, a child is helpless. You are not. MORE

 

 

Our mission is to provide leadership to and a statewide focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and to encourage and support effective community prevention efforts.

 

 

CASA volunteers appointed by dependency and tribal court judges speak up for abused and neglected children. They work as thoroughly trained advocates for the children they represent. They investigate a child’s history, facilitate communication, advocate for services and appropriate placement, and ultimately make recommendations – to the judge – in that child’s best interest.

CASA volunteers come from all walks of life. A willingness to listen, concern for children in your community, and determination are all qualities that would make you a valuable volunteer. We are seeking volunteers from all cultures, professions, ethnic and educational backgrounds.

 

 

ANTIOCH BIBLE CHURCH ADOPTION MINISTRY

"Free" adoption? Whoever heard of such a thing? As you navigate through this site you will see our heart, our desires, and our goals. We are much more than an adoption agency. We are a ministry helping potential adoptive families and young women and their families navigate a process that has become complicated, self-centered, and expensive.

 

 

Bethany Christian Services manifests the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families through quality social services.

Bethany of the Pacific Northwest provides birthparent assistance, domestic infant adoption, older/special needs adoption, foster care, post-adoption support, international adoption, support groups, and volunteer opportunities.

 

 

Catholic Community Services (CCS) is a faith-based and values-driven outreach of the Catholic Church in Western Washington. Under the leadership of Archbishop Brunett, and the Board of Trustees, our staff and volunteers answer the Gospel call to loving and compassionate service with particular concern for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death and for the dignity of every human person. The workers of CCS and AHA come from many faith traditions and actively respond to the call of the Catholic Church in Western Washington to serve those most in need.

The Crisis Nursery line at 425-252-6293 can provide counseling, respite care, and connect you with parenting classes.

 

 

Lutheran Community Services Northwest is a nonprofit human services agency serving communities throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Our caring staff provides a wide variety of services to adults, adolescents, children, families, schools, businesses, congregations, neighborhoods and communities. Each year we serve more than 300,000 people of all ages, cultures and faiths.  For more information: www.lcsnw.org/fosterparent.html.

 

The National Foster Parent Association is the only national organization which strives to support foster parents, and remains a consistently strong voice on behalf of all children.

 

FPAWS, Foster Parents of Washington State, Relatives as Parents Project of So. King County, FC & AC, Foster Care and Adoptive Community, Catalyst for Kids, Childhaven, Prevent Child Abuse America, WCPCAN, Washington Council for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Children's Trust Fund of Washington, Antioch Bible Church, Bethany Christian Services, Catholic Community Services, Lutheran Community Services Northwest, National Foster Parent Association, NFPA, and their associated logos, are trademarks of their respective corporations.