Opening your home to a child in need is certainly a special calling.
If any of these needs meet your family heart's desire, our Matching Assistance Program could be for you!
Most waiting children are OVER the age of 6 and part of a racial, ethnic, or cultural minority.
Children part of a sibling group needing to be placed together, and/or have significant physical,
mental, developmental or emotional disabilities.
What is Matching Assistance?
Matching Assistance is a password protected membership program with additional child listings,
helping support qualified, current approved home studied families looking for available waiting foster children.
It works with families and their adoption workers to help them be placed with a waiting foster child.
We understand that adoption workers have high caseloads, and sometimes are unable to recruit for families day in and day out,
so we provide a way for families to submit their home study for over 2,000 active children on our site,
and also for children they may find on other state photo listing sites.
We are NOT taking place of your adoption agency or your assigned adoption worker.
They are extremely important to you during the adoption process.
Your adoption worker will still be involved in the entire process, and will be the one who
follows up on your home study submissions.
We work alongside you as part of a team to help identify a child or sibling group available
within the foster care system in the United States.
"We have been super-satisfied with your website and can't believe we were picked so quickly." N & B Smith
"We greatly appreciate the support we have received from AFFEC over the past year during our journey. Your staff have been a tremendous support, especially when our state required us to switch to a private agency." J & M Gray
"I enjoyed receiving the newsletters and seeing the newly listed kids slideshow. I liked the fact that I could submit an inquiry directly from your site to the worker". S. R.
Many families have a difficult time identifying children to inquire on
as well as being considered and contacted by the children's caseworkers. We're here to help
families through this sometimes long and challenging part of the adoption process.
What We Need From You
Children's case workers from all over the United States search for suitable, approved homes for
thousands of foster children nationwide.
In this search, they are looking at parenting qualifications such as:
- Parent Training and Education
- Ability to accommodate special needs of child
Having your family biography, home study, and family video ready for a searching case
worker greatly increases the chance that you will be identified as a potential adoptive family for a waiting foster child.
You don't need extraordinary equipment to provide these to us. Pertinent, honest, and entertaining family
photos can be taken with an ordinary digital video/camera and uploaded via the internet to the Matching Assistance website.
If your agency requires you to fill out a home study release form before they send us your home study,
you may download a copy of the release form here.
How to Sign Up for Matching Assistance
Nora Sharp--Matching Assistance Coordinator
Address:1675 West 11th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97402
We reserve the right to refuse our services based on our evaluation of our ability to assist a family. If we feel we will not be able to serve a family, we reserve the right to not take them on as a Matching Assistance Client.