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Tax I.D. 20-4151057

Christy Obie-Barrett,
Executive Director

Address:
1675 West 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

Fax: 541-343-2866

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A Family For Every Child Adoption Agency Family Orientation

A Family For Every Child Adoption Agency holds orientations for families interested in starting the home study process at various locations throughout Oregon on a monthly basis. If you would like to attend to learn about how we can help you with your home study, please contact linzy@afamilyforeverychild.org to RSVP, obtain the parent packet. and get directions to the meeting location. The next scheduled Orientations are:

  • Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 5:30pm in Eugene, Oregon
  • Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 7:00pm in Salem, Oregon
  • Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 6pm in Grants Pass, Oregon
  • Please call 541-343-2856 to make a reservation and get directions to the orientation meeting location!

Training For Adoption in the Pacific Northwest


Training, which will prepare you for parenting children who may have been abused or neglected, is required in both Oregon and Washington. Although each state differs in content and hours, both require orientation and pre-service training prior to adoption. The training is an overview of the issues involved in foster care and adoption. It prepares prospective parents to better understand a child who comes out of the foster care system.

The Northwest
  • Alaska Training
  • Washington Training In Washington State, you are required to participate in 6 hours of Orientation and take 30 hours of pre-service training classes. Class schedule information can be found on the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) website: www1.dshs.wa.gov. Or you can call 1-800-760-5340 for Pre-service class information and brochures, or visit your local Washington State DSHS office.
  • Oregon Training In Oregon, Orientation is 8 hours, and the "DHS Foundations Training" is 16 hours. Class schedules can be found through the link to Oregon training.
  • Idaho Training
  • Montana Training
  • Online Training

FREE ADOPTION FOUNDATIONS TRAINING FOR OREGON RESIDENTS


Christian Family Adoptions Foundations Training

Christian Family Adoptions has scheduled weekend training for Friday, April 4, 2014 (9am-5pm), Saturday, April 5, 2014 (8am-5pm), and Saturday, April 12, 2014 (8am-5pm). This class is a three-day series and is offered to help prospective parents become better prepared to adopt or foster children with special needs. The training fulfills an Oregon DHS requirement for adopting or fostering children in State care. (This Class meets the minimum Requirements for Oregon "Foundations Training"). The class is open to all families pursuing foster care or adoption of children from foster care who reside in Oregon. Our Vancouver office has a 50 person capacity training room. Space is limited, reservations required. To sign up please call 503-232-1211 or email bhartman@christianfamilyadoptions.org .

Click here to see the flyer!

Topics Covered Include

  • Foster Care vs. Adoption
  • Separation and Loss
  • Attachment
  • Adopting the Sexually Abused Child
  • Adoption, Foster Care and Effects on the Family
  • Child Development
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects
  • Positive Behavior Management
  • Cultural Diversity and Honoring a Child's Heritage
  • Understanding the Adoption and Foster Care Process

Location:

CFA Vancouver office
US Digital Outreach Center
1400 NE 136th Ave, Ste 201
Vancouver, WA 98684

DIRECTIONS to US Digital Outreach Center from 205 North or South bound*


Traveling on 205 NORTH:
1. Take exit 28 for Mill Plain Road
2. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Mill Plain Boulevard E
3. Turn right at SE Mill Plain Blvd and travel 1.2 miles
4. Turn left at SE 136th Ave and travel 0.7miles
5. Continue onto NE 138th Ave for 0.4 miles
6. Turn left into driveway (look for US Digital sign), continue to end and go through
gates.
7. Turn right into parking lot.
8. Enter the doors located behind the palms trees.
9. Head up the stairs and look for signs to the meeting room.

Traveling on 205 SOUTH:
1. Take exit 28 for Mill Plain Road
2. Turn left at SE Mill Plain Blvd and travel 1.2 miles
3. Turn left at SE 136th Ave and travel 0.7miles
4. Continue onto NE 138th Ave for 0.4 miles
5. Turn left into driveway (look for US Digital sign), continue to end and go through
gates.
6. Turn right into parking lot.
7. Enter the doors located behind the palms trees.
8. Head up the stairs and look for signs to the meeting room.

*If you are coming via I-5 Southbound from Seattle, take the 205 Southbound exit - watch for signs for Salem/WA-14/I-84
**If you are coming via I-5 Northbound, take exit 300 to merge onto I-84 E/US-30 E toward Portland Airport/The Dalles for 5.9 miles, then take exit 8 to merge onto I-205 N toward Seattle/Portland Airport. Follow above directions to continue to US Digital.