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A Family For Every Child
1675 West 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

Fax: 541-343-2866

Tax I.D. 20-4151057

Christy Obie-Barrett,
Executive Director

A Family For Every Child is a non-profit organization that serves families, children, and agencies nationwide. Thank you for all your support.

2011 October

Gmail shawn stockford <shawn.stockford@gmail.com>

HG Children of the Month October AFFEC 2011



Children of the Month  

http://www.afamilyforeverychild.org (541-343-2856)
880 Beltline Rd. Springfield, OR 97477 

       A Family For Every Child                          October 2011



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Age 11
raven 11


Bulletin WA122

Age 16
ross 16 

Bulletin WA169

Age 1
Antonio 1 

Bulletin OR13254

Age 13
Caleb 13 

Bulletin WA271

Age 13
Ryan 13 

Bulletin OR13227

 Aurellia (Rosie)
Age 15

Bulletin WA875

Age 12

Bulletin WA859

Age 15
shan 15 

Bulletin MI435

 Thank You to Our Sponsors


 Heart Gallery Details


The Heart Gallery is a portrait exhibit displayed to raise awareness of the needs of foster children. Foster children waiting and hoping for their own adoptive family to love and protect them. 
Professional photographers volunteer to take compelling portraits and these beautifully framed and matted portraits get displayed along with the children's biographies in various venues that will touch your heart. Pictures in the Heart Gallery help you to appreciate these children!


Heart Gallery photos are cycled as children are placed into their forever families, allowing your business and its clientele to see the direct impact that hosting has on the lives of children and families in your community. We update our venues monthly.


We recently took a very successful trip to Washington to expand our Heart Gallery of Washington. Heather was able to set up a new venue and make many great contacts. If you are a potential Washington Heart Gallery venue or volunteer, we would love to hear from you.


If you are a venue and we don't have you listed on our web site or you have current information to update for us, please send it toHeather@afamilyforeverychild.org 

Also, if you have a current video of your venue we would love to add it to our web site.

If you would like to become one of our venues, please also let us know. We are open to small, digital, large, ongoing, one-time, faith-based, doctor/dentist office and more.


 Volunteer of the Month



Mary Leroy
Coordinator of Children Listings and Lead Photographer
Mary Leroy started over 4 years ago as a volunteer photographer. She has provided valuable services as she learned the different needs of AFFEC. Currently, she is coordinating AFFEC child listings and maintaining the photos for that program.
She is not only an amazing photographer who is willing to take photos at every occasion, but she also volunteers to watch the little ones during our bi-weekly support group so parents can get the support they need. Mary is a can-do person. No matter what we need, no matter what the kids need, Mary is there.
Mary truly loves the kids we work with as much as we do and she makes them feel so special every time she is with them. There is nothing Mary will not learn to do and/or help with when we need her.
 Adoption Orientation

AFFEC is having an Adoption Orientation meeting on Tuesday, October 4th from 5:30-7:30 pm @ the Midland Library 805 S.E. 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97233 


This is free and open to the public. You will meet AFFEC staff, be given information about our programs, cost, financing possibilities, time frames, and information about how we can help you on your journey to adoption.

All our programs are focused on children in the foster care system. Along with our adoption agency we also have mentoring, family finding, and mathcing assistance programs. Come join us!

RSVP to:


To learn more on a child, simply click on their photo for their full biographical information!


Age 14
  Bulletin ID153
Bobby 15 


Age 15
  Bulletin MI434
auston 11 


Age 11
  Bulletin ID107
lee 9 


Age 9
  Bulletin WA335

Rose, Nelson, Sheila, Jacob, Helen, Sara, San Francisco

Ages 13, 10, 7, 7, 5, 2, 2


 Bulletin WA874

 Winter Wonderland Annual Event
November 3, 2011 
Valley River Inn
In the Willamette Ballroom
from 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Purchase Your Tickets HERE
 Featured Heart Gallery Venue!
The 'Wait No More" Event on September 24th at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, Washington

 Looking for Washington Photographers in All Areas of the State

We would not be here if it wasn't for all of the support from photographers.

Thank you so much for donating your time and energy to such a great cause!

If you would like to become a volunteer photographer, please complete the forms listed on our volunteer page, and we will get back to you with a confirmation and follow-up process. Thank you again for your generous contribution to the heart gallery.


On the volunteer page, we ask you to read over the following documents as well to make sure you are completely comfortable with all our requests. These documents direct you on picture formats, digital uploading procedures, and "best practices" for getting great photographs of our kids. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the contact information below.


Download the New Photographer Information Packet


Download the Photographers ProcedureTipsGuidelines, and FTP information packet.


Please go to this link to fill out the required paperwork to get started - See the section under Photographers.


You will need to sign them and return them by email toinfo@afamilyforeverychild.org, fax or mail to 880 Beltline Road, Springfield, OR 97477. We also have copies available here in our office if you are local. 

We look forward to working with you!


Questions? Please contact Dennis at:


We Need Volunteers From Everywhere!

Professional Photographers Needed


Photos are used for all forms of recruitment, websites, flyers, Heart Gallery displays and more. They give a child a much better chance of finding a family and being seen in a positive light.


Our Heart Gallery promises to:

1. Recognize photographer in the newsletter and on the website.

2. Give photographer an update when the child(ren) they photographed is(are) adopted.

3. Photographer will be given all information and support necessary to make this an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

4. Photographer will receive an electronic version of the AFFEC logo that can link to AFFEC website.


Photographers will be able to display this on their website so that clients and potential clients can see that you have worked with our organization.

We would not be here if it wasn't for all of the support from photographers.


Heart Gallery Local Coordinator


We are looking for a Volunteer Heart Gallery Coordinator to work from our Eugene/Springfield office. The Heart Gallery is a portrait exhibit displayed to raise awareness of the needs of foster children who are waiting and hoping for their own adoptive family to love and protect them. Professional photographers volunteer to take compelling portraits and these beautifully framed and matted portraits get displayed along with the children's biographies in various venues that will touch your heart. We are looking for a volunteer Heart Gallery Coordinator to work with our Heart Gallery Director. This will involve:

-Monthly portrait orders

-Putting together update (image & bio) packets for our volunteer to pick up and update their venues

-Some outreach to new venues

-Coordinating venue volunteers

-Being part of our team to grow and brainstorm new ways to create visibility for the Heart Gallery.


This position is 5-10 hours a week depending on the time of month (the beginning of the month and/or last week of the month are when most update work is done). We hope you will consider joining our Team! The Heart Gallery is our Landmark program and we are very proud of what has been done and hope to do much more!

Photo - Videographer Coordinator-Local


Our Heart Gallery needs someone who can come in approximately 5 hours a week and help coordinate our Venue Photo Packets, connect with and process photographers from all over the state as well as nationwide. Someone who can do outreach and connect with photographers -scheduling photo sessions, following up and processing images once completed.


Venue Volunteers- Program (Heat Gallery) Local, WA & OR


Would you enjoy driving around town and spend just a few hours a month going to our venues and swapping out photographs of children? You may have seen these around the area (if you reside in Oregon). We display photos of available and waiting children with bio information in restaurants, doctors and dentist's offices, airports, grocery stores and the like. All photos and needs are supplied by our organization. This basically consists of picking up your new photos, going to the venue and updating the displays.

Heart Gallery Expansion Coordinator


This position would include:

-Statewide outreach for Photographers and Videographers

-Statewide outreach for possible gallery venues/vendors/volunteers, etc

-Statewide outreach for resources (printing, frames, brochure holders, easels, banners, etc)

-Assist in organization of storage (photos, frames, matt board, supplies, etc) to create sample for other sites

-Document gallery set-up, storage of equipment, etc with photos/video to be used as samples

-Research, outreach and record data, on Heart Galleries across the country

Business Advocate (part of the Heart Gallery Venues)


-We have started a Business Advocate effort--Where we are offering business the opportunity to high light a child in their place of business, on an easel, or as a window display to do some specific recruitment for the harder to place children. I have one person that is working on this, but, can see (because of the immediate interest) that she could use a partner. It is a creative way of displaying children. So if you have a creative, artsy flare, this might be your strength.  

-This would involve doing outreach to business all over the state, seeking sponsored venues, getting them started and linking our websites, then passing them off to a venue volunteer to maintain.


Faith-Based Heart Gallery Coordinator


This position would include:

-Scheduling exhibits for our yearly ongoing faith-based Heart Gallery calendar

-Sending letters to prospective faith-based sites

-Coordinating site set-up prior to exhibits

-Helping with exhibit set-up

-Maintaining brochure inventory

-Following up with sites after an exhibit (thank you letter, rescheduling for next year, etc)

-Soliciting donations for needed supplies (frames, easels, picture stands, brochure holders, etc)

-Data entry of all of the above

-Creation of a process binder for all of the above (so we can duplicate this program in other parts of the state)


Heart Gallery Faith-Based Host


-2-3 hours per week (Sundays)

Our Heart Gallery photos are on display each month at a different local church. Sunday morning greeters are needed to attend the display where the display is showing. Duties include: directing viewers to the Heart Gallery literature, making sure the exhibit is in good order, and noting any questions to be passed on to AFFEC employees, etc.

Easel Builders


We are always in need of new Easels for our venues.


Frame Repair and/or collecting frames for our venues at garage sales and other sources.

Creative Photo Display


We have some wonderful photo pieces that include the photo and child's bio all in one frame and we would love to have these duplicated for variety in our Heart Gallery exhibits. This could be an ongoing project.

It Takes a Village and We Need You! 

We want and need your help to spread the word! Here are ways you can help us recruit for kids: 


- Like us on Facebook

- Join us on Twitter - and retweet when we twitpic a new child

- Hook up with us on Linkedln

- Sign up for Text Messaging

- Link us on your website. Contact:Dennis@afamilyforeverychild.org 

- Email us any supports, training's, activities, blogs, anything that could help. Contact: Christy@afamilyforeverychild.org  

- Become a volunteer

- Donate, attend, or become a sponsor at our event

- Host a Heart Gallery. Contact:Heather@afamilyforeverychild.org  

- Become a mentor. Heather@afamilyforeverychild.org  

Questions? Ideas? Christy@afamilyforeverychild.org

Heart Gallery Locations 
 October 2011


Applebee's Wells Fargo Bank - W. Broadway - Eugene

 US Bank - Chambers & 7th - Eugene

 The Inn, Portland

 The Bookmine - Cottage Grove

 Summit Bank

 Siuslaw Valley Bank - Oakridge

 Siuslaw Valley Bank-Pleasant Hill

 Siuslaw Valley Bank - Creswell

 The Roseburg Christian Fellowship-  Roseburg, Oregon

 The Rivers Church - Ellensburg, Wash.

Reflections Hair Salon - Coburg

Ray's Food Center - Creswell

Prime Med Medical Clinics - Cottage Grove

Precision Classics & Collision - Eugene

Peace Health Cottage Grove Hospital

Pacific Auto Repair - Eugene

Overlake Christian Church - Redmond, Washington

Oakmont Family Dental - Eugene

Dr. Jack Dwyer - Montesano , WA

Next Door, Inc. - Hood River

Nature's Way Chiropractic

Mujeres Spa & Salon - Eugene

Mike Bratland, DDS - Roseburg

Metro Perc - Beaverton

Mercedes Benz of Eugene

Market of Choice 29th Street - Eugene

LDS Family Services - Renton, WA

Lake Sawyer Christian Church

Black Diamond, WA

Lakeside Clinic - Eugene

Karen Hershey, PHD Hillsboro

Kendall Auto Group - Eugene

Iron Works Gym - Creswell

I - 5 Glass - Springfield

Holly Residential Center - Eugene, OR

Heritage Mall - Albany

Friendly Street Market - Eugene

Emanuel Lutheran Church- Tacoma, WA.

Eugene Airport

Elite Fitness & Education - Bend OR.

Dr. Dave Matthews DMD - Eugene

Department of Human Services - Portland Or.

Dr. James Barta, - DDS, Eugene Or

Gateway Mall - Springfield

Denny's - Glenwood

Cottage Grove Community Center

Creswell Library

Associated Business Systems - Eugene

Ben White, DDS

Chris Dental - Eugene

Chris Dental - Thurston 


How can you contact A Family For Every Child?
Call, email, or visit us online or in person!

contactus880 Beltline Rd.
Springfield Oregon 97477

office - 541-343-2856
toll free - 877-343-2856 
fax - 541-343-2866

Executive Director--Christy Obie-Barrett