District 10 - Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties

Updated January 17th, 2017

Deschutes, Jefferson & Crook Counties
Foundations Training

District 10 has recently re-organized the way it handles inquiries from prospective foster and adoptive parents. All counties: Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook, should call the Redmond office to find out about Foundations Training. Please call:

CheriƩ Ferguson
GRACE Coordinator
Central Oregon, District 10
Department of Human Services, Child Welfare
1135 SW Highland Avenue
Redmond, Oregon 97756-2650

Office: (541)-548-9496

Cell: (541)-408-3251

Email: cherie.l.ferguson@dhsoha.state.or.us

Current Schedule

These are the new training sessions!
Thursday, January 19th~21st, 2017.
Monday, February 27th~March 2nd, 2017.
We carry these dates and times for your convenience and planning only. You need to call CheriƩ or Michelle Speck at 541-548-9496 to conduct a phone interview. Once a phone interview has been done, you can receive an invitation for the training.

You can also find more information on our facebook page Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson Foster or Adopt

Note: Other districts typically advise:
  • Orientation is required before attending classes 2 through 8 of the Foundations Training.
  • If you are a two parent household both parents must attend all Foundations classes, including Orientation.
  • DHS is unable to provide child care or allow children and teens to accompany parents in the classroom or to be left alone in the lobby or in the parking lot.
  • Relatives and Child Specific providers who were provisionally certified are required to complete Orientation within 30 days of a child being placed in the home.
Please call if you have questions.

State Training Website Link