Together We Can Reach Our Goals

Idaho Wednesday’s Child is a specialized recruitment program committed to decreasing the number of young people who ‘age out’ of foster care.

Together We Can Reach Our Goals

Idaho Wednesday’s Child is a specialized recruitment program committed to decreasing the number of young people who ‘age out’ of foster care.




Meet the Recruiters


Shawn White

Recruitment Coordinator

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Shawn has a Bachelor’s degree from Lewis Clark State College in Social Work and spent the 8 years prior to coming to the Idaho Wednesday’s Child Program as a Child Protection Case Manager with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, working with children in care as well as foster families.

More about Shawn White:

Shawn grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho and has since lived in areas all throughout the state, including Nampa, Lewiston and beautiful Coeur d’Alene. She now resides in Nampa, with her husband Kevin. Shawn has a Bachelor’s degree from Lewis Clark State College in Social Work and spent the 8 years prior to coming to the Idaho Wednesday’s Child Program as a Child Protection Case Manager with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, working with children in care as well as foster families. Shawn is a mother of 6 amazing grown children and has 8 grandchildren, with another on the way. Shawn loves to spend time with her family and friends boating, fishing, camping and just hanging out. Shawn’s favorite part of her job is getting to be a part of instilling hope in all children that they are loved and wanted and that the family that was meant to be theirs forever is out there waiting.



Shannon Foust

Team Member

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In 2011 Shannon finished her multi-disciplinary degree concentrating in Psychology and Family Studies at Boise State University. Along with fostering, Shannon was a Resource Peer Mentor at the launch of the program in 2007 until 2016, a pre-service co-trainer also since 2007, and currently helps coordinate the Idaho Wednesday’s Child Program.

More about Shannon Foust:

Shannon grew up in a small Northern California rural town before attending college in Redding, California and then in Turlock, California where she met and married her husband, Greg. In Turlock, Shannon and the Administrative Assistant at Aspira Foster Family Agency (now Aspiranet). Greg's job moved the family to Boise in 1999 and in 2004 with four children already in tow, they decided it was time to become foster parents. During their fostering experience from 2004-2018, they adopted five children. In 2011 Shannon finished her multi-disciplinary degree concentrating in Psychology and Family Studies at Boise State University. Along with fostering, Shannon was a Resource Peer Mentor at the launch of the program in 2007 until 2016, a pre-service co-trainer also since 2007, and currently helps coordinate the Idaho Wednesday’s Child Program. Shannon's favorite hobby is spending time with her husband, all of their children and spouses, their two adorable grandbabies, and last but not least, their Great Pyrenees, Max.






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