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Idaho Training Info

If you are doing an independent adoption, please check in with your adoption worker on training needed
To adopt through foster care in Idaho, a 27-hour Blended Pre-Service Training Program is required. A Family For Every Child is currently offering it at NO COST through Foster Parent College

In the state of Idaho, the licensing and approval process typically takes 90-120 days. A Family For Every Child provides what you need for each step of the way.

Adoption Worker Guidance

Your AFFEC adoption worker will guide you through:

  1. Orientation

  2. Foster/adoptive parent application and Criminal History Background Check

  3. The 27-hour Blended Pre-Service Training, and the Reasonable and Prudent Parent training which can be completed during duel licensing assessment or home study. Available through A Family For Every Child at Foster Parent College

Know your ID #

ID # Region Counties
1460 Region 1 Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah
1460 Region 2 Latah, Nez Perce, Clearwater, Lewis, Idaho
1226 Region 3 Adams, Washington, Payette, Gem, Canyon, Owyhee
1236 Region 4 Valley, Boise, Ada, Elmore
1103 Region 5 Camas, Blaine, Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome, Minidoka, Twin Falls, Cassia
1274 Region 6 Bingham, Bannock, Power, Caribou, Bear Lake, Franklin, Oneida
1505 Region 7 Lemhi, Custer, Butte, Clark, Jefferson, Fremont, Madison, Teton, Bonneville

Orientation and Training

A Family For Every Child Adoption Agency holds orientations & information nights on a monthly basis for families interested in starting the home study process at various locations throughout Oregon.


If you would like to attend to learn about how we can help you with your home study, please contact to RSVP, obtain the parent packet. and get directions to the meeting location. Please call 541-343-2856 to make a reservation and get directions to the orientation meeting location!

Information Nights

By registering for an upcoming meeting in your area you will receive a copy of our Parent Packet to review, a confirmed seat in the session, and a reminder phone call before the meeting. To register for one of the in person information nights, please email with the date you would like to attend and the number of people in your party. Space is limited, so be sure to register now. 

Adoption Training in the Pacific Northwest

Every state requires you to receive training before becoming an adoptive parent, though the specific content and hours of these trainings will vary depending on location. The training is intended to prepare prospective parents to better understand and care for children coming out of the foster care system. An overview of issues such as general child development, the behaviors trauma may cause in children, and how to best manage behaviors and support the new member of your family, will be addressed throughout the meetings. 

Oregon Training

By District

Oregon by District

FREE Adoption Foundations Training for Oregon Residents

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 the adoption of children from foster care who reside in Oregon. Space is limited, reservations required. To sign up please call 503-232-1211 or email. .

Topics Covered Include

Foster Care vs. Adoption
Separation and Loss
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

Washington Training

Other State Training