Contacting Us

The first step in finding out whether you may be an adoptive match for a child you are interested in is to get in touch with us at Wednesday's Child.

Contacting Us

The first step in finding out whether you may be an adoptive match for a child you are interested in is to get in touch with us at Wednesday's Child.

Where to Find Us:

Idaho Child Welfare Research & Training Center

2005 Ironwood Parkway Ste #200 Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-2466

Phone: 1-800-745-1186

Fax: 1-208-676-0435

Email: icwrtc@ewu.edu

Let's Talk!


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.



Melissa Mitchell


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Melissa started her career at Child Welfare in 2018 as a contractor with the One Church One Child Program. She worked as an Emergency Care Client Service Tech and the Fostering Idaho Recruitment Events Planner for the West-Hub. She finished her education in Biblical Studies in 2017, from Calvary Chapel Bible College. In 2019, Melissa joined the Idaho Wednesday’s Child team. Her favorite part of being a recruiter is meeting all the amazing kids and being a small part in helping them find their forever home!

More about Melissa Mitchell:

After growing up in Gig Harbor, Chicago, and Phoenix, Melissa made her way back to her hometown of Boise in 2009. She received her education in Biblical Studies from Boise Eternity Bible College and Murrieta Calvary Chapel Bible College. Melissa started her career at Child Welfare in 2018 as a contractor with the One Church One Child Program. She worked as an emergency care Client Service Tech and the Fostering Idaho Recruitment Events Planner for the West-Hub. When not doing what she loves at work, Melissa spends a lot of time outdoors, with family and friends! Camping, backpacking, swimming and spending time with her five nieces and nephews are a few of her favorite activities. In 2019, Melissa joined the Idaho Wednesday’s Child team. Her favorite part of being a recruiter is meeting all the amazing kids and being a small part in helping them find their forever home!