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A Family For Every Child


Tax I.D. 20-4151057

Christy Obie-Barrett,
Executive Director

Address:
1675 West 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

Fax: 541-343-2866


Case Workers



Click link below for professional bulletin portraits Prof

Knowing how important a good photo is to recruitment, AFFEC is now offering to take professional photos for child bulletins. We are committed to a 2 week turn around (although caseworker or foster parent schedules may make this more difficult). We have developed our Oregon/Washington list of photographers, that can, within a week of our call, photograph a child or sibling group. (We are working on a nationwide list of photographers). Within a week of images taken we will email the .jpg images to caseworkers. We then store all images for further recruitment tools if requested by the caseworker. All that is needed is the referral form linked above.


Heart Gallery

Heart Heart Gallery Application -- The Heart Gallery exhibits portraits to raise awareness of the needs of waiting Children.  They wait and hope for their own adoptive family to love and protect them.  Professional photographers volunteer to take compelling portraits showcased in the Heart Galleries.  These beautifully framed and matted portraits then get displayed along with the children's biographies in various venues.  On average, we receive over 50 inquiries per week about these children.  DHS foster/adoption orientation class size, adoption inquiries, and general applicants to DHS have more than doubled since the inception of the Heart Gallery.


Heart Family Finding Referral Form

Heart Heart Gallery Mentor Referral Form

Heart Project Linus - Providing security through blankets

Heart Northwest Adoption Exchange

Life Books

Heart Click here to make a Life Book story request - Do you need help with a life book? We have scrapbookers ready and willing to help you create memories for you children.

For more information on the life story books or about participating in this program, please contact our lifebook coordinators, Sandra Estep and Gail Van Gundy at lifebook@afamilyforeverychild.org     OR Christy Obie-Barrett at christy@afamilyforeverychild.org, 541-343-2856 or 877-343-2856

CAF employee adoptions:

There are two policies that address employees adopting DHS children.  One is an Adoptions Program policy covering CAF employees and partners (defined in the policy) and the other is a DAS conflict of interest policy for CAF employees only, which follows more rigid rules and exceptions must be made for CAF staff to adopt children in DHS care.  The exception is not made for people who work in CAF and want to be general applicant families.  Exceptions can be made if the child is a relative or if the have an existing relationship with the employee. The employee should become familiar with policies on both situations.

Adoptions Program policy:
http://www.dhs.state.or.us/policy/childwelfare/manual_2/ii-b1.pdf

CAF conflict of interest (DAS):
http://www.dhs.state.or.us/policy/admin/hr/060_002_add.htm