Are you interested in taking your first step towards adoption?! Please join us for our adoption information night! This is where you can learn about the general process of adoption and get all of your questions answered! There are a couple options every month!
Come into our Eugene Office for an friendly in-person Information meeting! Please RSVP for more information!
Information Nights are 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00pm to 7:30 pm – this is in our Office
Join us online in the comfort of your own home for our webinar information night! Please RSVP to Adoptions@afamilyforeverychild.org or call 541-343-2856 to get the link to register!
Information Night Webinars are the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00pm to 7:30 pm
Please check out our calendar for more exact dates!
Talk It Over hosted by Swindells Family Resource Center and sponsored by Trillium Family Services:
A support group for families with a child or teen with mental illness, substance abuse, or serious behavior problems. Group is for family members only, including siblings. Snacks are provided. There are two locations to choose from:
Portland: Meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 4pm-6pm at Providence Child Center, Providence Hospital Campus 830 NE 47th Ave. in Portland.
Gresham: Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 6pm-7:30pm at Human Solutions 124 NE 181st Street in Portland.
The contact for both of these groups is Margaret Puckette at 503-289-7797
LGBTQ Adoptive Parent Support Group hosted by Adoption Mosaic:
Meets every 3rd Thursday from 6pm-8pm at Q Center 4115 N. Mississippi Ave. in Portland. Groups will be lead by a team of adoption professionals and members of the LGBTQ adoption community.
For more information or a list of upcoming dates please visit Adoption Mosaic
African-American Families through Adoption Support Group
Meets in the greater Portland area for potlucks and fun. Can help you connect with mentors for African-American children.
Contact Pam or Rob Vergun at 503-645-6642 or email@example.com for more information.
Families For Children from China
Contact: Cathy Rowland
Location: P.O. Box 5642 Portland, OR 97208
Phone Number: 503-295-6322
ADHD Parent Support Group hosted by Stumptown CHADD
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at Providence St. Vincent Hospital 9205 SW Barnes Rd., Room 6 in Portland. This support group is open parents and caregivers of children affected by ADHD. The group is there to share the joys and challenges in raising children with ADHD.
While the donations of scrapbooking supplies has been enormous and we can never say “Thank you” enough. We are in desperate need of albums for all the great supplies and pages donated to the Heart Gallery to be placed in and given to a Foster Child.
DHS has requested pages in 8 1/2 x 11 format, we need albums specifically to accommodate this size of finished pages.
Do you have any unused albums of this size you no longer want or need, consider making a donation for this project! Albums can be directly donated to the Heart Gallery.
You may want to consider making a cash donation to help us purchase the supplies we need at this time. For only $25 we will be able to purchase an 8 1/2 x 11 album, page protectors and adhesive to complete a LifeBook and present it to a Child.
In a Child Matching Event, social workers are given the opportunity to present their child/children to an audience of home study approved families. The advantage that a Child Matching Event creates is the opportunity for a social worker to expand on and discuss their child in further detail toward families who have interest in the child.
Identify your child/children who you wish to present towards potential home study families. Get involved by contacting our Recruitment Coordinator for available dates.
Gather media (pictures, videos, audio clips, etc.) that represent your child(ren). High-quality media and a good variety are valuable towards the presentation of the child.
Prepare for questions that families might ask during the webinar. Review the child’s case files and identify what the child needs in a forever family. It is also important that workers share the strengths of the children along with their struggles. If possible find the contact information for others in the child’s life such as a CASA, mentor, or a foster parent who cares for them. A Family For Every Child can coordinate with these individuals to also participate in the webinar.
Schedule a practice event in order to test audio and ensure that the event goes smoothly the day of.
At the specific date and time of the event, log on from your computer and be prepared to discuss the child you are presenting. Log on instructions and all needed info will be sent to you days prior to the event. Be prepared to answer questions about the child, as families viewing the presentation have the ability to type questions they may have.
Following the conclusion of the webinar, families will have the opportunity to submit their home study. Please be prepared to follow up with interested families and discuss with them if they are a good potential fit for the child, or why they may not be.
Child Matching Events give families the opportunity to learn more about a child that they have some interest in. The advantage in these events comes from the ability to ask any questions towards the social worker and receive immediate responses. Further information on the child is presented by the social worker as well. This is often information that goes beyond a child’s bio.
The interaction through questions during the webinar are valuable for both families and social workers, as families are allowed to ask all potential questions anonymously and social workers can effectively provide information on their child in a time-efficient manner.
Any families who are interested in attending a Child Matching Event webinar must be a home study approved family. Only Adoption Workers and families with completed home studies will be approved to attend these events due to the personal and detailed information that will be provided about the children during the event. All home study families interested in a Child Matching Event will need to pre-register for the specific event that they wish to be involved in.
We would like to thank all the people and businesses that keep the Heart Gallery going with your generous donations, contributions, volunteering and advocating for these special children.
We strive to include all who have helped us succeed. If we have missed you or have not included you on our list, we apologize and hope you bring this to our attention.
Partnering for success
A Family for Every Child’s mentoring program is essential to helping foster youth make school and life transitions at critical stages in their development. OCF strongly supports enhancing this important program, ensuring positive, successful mentoring experiences for an estimated 60 middle and high school students throughout Lane County. -Kathleen Cornett, Vice President of Grants & Programs, Oregon Community Foundation
A Family For Every Child’s (AFFEC) mentor program is expanding its reach by connecting with children’s schools in order to help them perform better academically and remain on track to graduate.
With support from the Oregon Community Foundation AFFEC has brought on a new team member who is charged with conducting school-based community outreach, connecting with children’s school counselors, and supporting our mentors in their mentee’s academic life. This will allow AFFEC to help children and teens see greater academic success, and feel more supported by caring adults in their lives. Currently a little more than half of foster youth obtain a high school diploma due to difficulties when transitioning from home to home, and mentors have the potential to ease those transitions with schools and other institutions.
Thanks to the Oregon Community Foundation, AFFEC will now be supporting mentors and youth to help ensure children not only receive their diploma but exceed academic expectations. Our new Education Liaison is Mary Bromley, Mary has been an AFFEC mentor for over five years. She is the only consistent person in the life of her mentee. Mary also recently retired from the school district and will begin working with us on our Education/Mentor/Mentee Program as an Education Liaison.
In addition to providing more academic support, AFFEC is launching a Mentor Assisted Life Skills Program which will pair mentors with youth who will work on developing life skills together. Mentors and mentees will be offered a curriculum that includes information on how to handle one’s finances, healthcare, cooking, and more. This program will better prepare children who are at risk of “aging out” of foster care for living on their own. These classes in conjunction with the mentors’ support will aid in the success of each child becoming a self-sufficient adult! Our new Life skills effort is lead by our new team Member, Christina Sutton.
Christina comes with a long history of connection to AFFEC. In the very early days she ran our Mentor Program, and then she took a break to foster and adopt many children. While she still has a house full, she is getting involved again to help us build our education classes for youth at risk of aging out of care and those who will become adults with little preparation for the real world.
She will plan and teach bi-weekly classes on everything from “How to write a check” to “How to shop for food” to college, trade-school knowledge, and resume-building. Christina grew up in foster care and never got a family of her own, so her passion for at-risk youth is huge and based in real-life experience. If you would like to get involved in this effort, we need you – contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Christy@afamilyforeverychild.org or call 541-343-2856.
Donations Have Been Made On Behalf Of:
Andrew Deffenbacher from B2 Wine Bar and Grill
Ed from Fisherman’s Market
Kurt Catlin from Kalapuya High School
Randy Cummings of Courtsports Athletic Club
Kris Coburn from Arnold Gallagher P.C. Attorneys at Law
Karen L. Obie from Obie Family Foundation
Kelly Myers from West Side Iron Inc.
OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation
Kathleen George of Spirit Mountain Community Fund
Brian Schafer from TeBri Vineyards
Benton Lane Winery
Joe Hawes from Hawes Financial Group
Diane Hoffman from Folkroots Herbal Care, LLC
Colette Kemper from Midnight Oil Farms
Oregon Caberet Theatre
Dana Tessler from Rainbow Valley Design and Construction
I Run With Scissors Salon
Oregon Coast Aquarium
The Nail Nook
Cindy Rust from OLCC
Five Pine Lodge & Spa
Saint Martins Episcopal School
The Mord Family
The Reese-Baenen Family
Jacob Reese and Marley
Ryan and Theresa Reese
In Memory of Nicholas Warner
In Honor of Whitney Christine
In Honor of Michael Dunn
YAC St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Sarah Allen from the
Oregon Community Credit Union
Charles “Chuck” Kirkpatrick
The Staff and Management at KVAL TV
Lane County Kids
Bill Barrett, Tm Fox & Tracy Berry
Our Very Generous Business Advocates
Arbor South Architecture
Build a Bear Workshop
(Inside the Valley River Mall)
Creswell Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Dave Matthews DMD
Friendly Street Market
Iron Works Gym (Creswell)
Nifty Fifties & Sixties
OMT Mortgage-Keller Williams Realty
Precision Classics and Collision
Ray’s Food Center (Creswell)
Siuslaw Valley Bank
SOFCU Credit Union (Creswell)
Valley River Center
Faith Based PartnersBethesda Lutheran Church
Eugene Faith Center
First Babtist of Eugene
Friendly Street Church of God
Grace Community Fellowship
Norkenzie Christian Church
Northwood Christian Church
New Life Assembly of God
Temple Beth Israel
Willamette Christian Center
Committed Partners for Youth
Media & Technology
Thank you to
Adept Computer Services/K9 Bytes and Shannon Barnard AIC-Advanced Investment Corp –
Martin Hall and Neil Moyer
McKenzie Broadcasting, KKNU
Shelley Kurtz, KVAL
The Staff and Management at KEZI
The Staff and Management at KVAL
18th Avenue Print
5th St. Market
A Matter of Time
A New you Salon and Spa
Albertson’s – River Road
Amber Quick-McKee w/ Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Andrea Kingsley Rippee
Annesha Montez Photography
Applebees West 11th Avenue
Arbonne Skin Care
Arbor South Architecture
Assistance League of Eugene
Associated Business Systems
Aunt MiMi’s Specialty Cakes
B2 Wine Bar
Bari Lipp Foundation
Bates Steak House
Ben Franklin Crafts
Beppi and Gianni’s Trattoria
Best Buy and Staff
Best Western New Oreg Motel
Bill and Shelly Walter
Bob and Teresa Sherman
Bill Healy Foundation
Bookmine (Cottage Grove)
Build a Bear
Caprice Day Spa
Cascadia Editing in Philomath, Oregon
Celebrations Sugar Fantasy
Central Print and Reprographic Services
Chambers Family Foundation
Chris Walton and Beth Sheehan
Christian Family Adoptions
Cottage Grove Community Center
Cottage Grove Hospital
Creswell Library 64 West Oregon Ave. Creswell
Dandelions Flowers and Gifts
David Minor Theater
Department of Interior
Diamond Woods Golf Course
Dr. Dave Matthews DMD
Embassy Suites, Portland
Emerald Lanes Bowling
Eugene Catering Cornucopia
Eugene Concert Choir
Eugene Marathon Health and Fitness Expo.
Eugene Public Library
Eugene Swim and Tennis Club
Eugene Toy and Hobby
Express Press Printing and Graphic
Fast Track Car Wash
Fred Meyer – River Road
Friendly Street Market
Gina Jensen and Chris Nettleton
Grand Slam USA
Gray’s Garden/Reed & Cross
Great Clips, Springfield
Hair Ba Doob Ba!
Hair by Kristi Stutesman
Harry Ritchie Jewelers
Haugen Advertising and Graphics
Hilton Garden Inn
Hole in the Wall BBQ
Holiday Inn Express, Eugene
Hollywood Video (Willamette St.)
Hotel Vintage Plaza
Imagine It Framed 29 South 6th St. in Cottage Grove
Iron Works Gym
Jerry’s Home Improvement Stores
Kernutt Stokes Brandt & CO.
Kingsley Family Fund-SF
Kyle and Kate Hudson
Lakeside Clinic in Dexter
Lane Community Culinary
Lane County Public Service Building
Lizzy’s House of Cakes
Margo and Herb McKillop
Market of Choice
McKenzie River Broadcasting
McKenzie River Golf Course
Meyer Memorial Trust
An anonymous gift
in honor of Louise Murphy
Mill Casino, Hotel and RV Park
Mujeres Salon and Spa
My Party Bus
Nifty Fifty & Sixties
Nigel and Michelle Chapman
Oakway Golf Course
Ocean Dunes Golf Course
Obie Family Foundation
Of Grape and Grain
OMT Mortgage / Keller Williams
Oregon art supplies
Oregon Coast Sea Lion Caves
Oregon Rod, Reel and Tackle
Pacific Office Automation
Peace Health Cottage Grove Hospital & Clinic
Phil and Sharon Means
Pietra’s Artisian Bakery
Precision Classics and Collision
Radisson Hotel, Portland
Rays Food Center (Creswell)
Richard & Alisa Caesar
Rossetti Mardeting & Michelle Winetrout
RW Family Fund
Santa Clara Animal Hospital
Sara J. McRae, LMT
Science Factory Chdrn Museum
Scott and Kathy Kitchell
SE Insurance Specialists
Search Engine Consulting by SEO Does Matter
Secret Garden B&B
Seven Feathers Hotel & Casino
Shari’s – Springfield
Shari’s – West 11th
Siuslaw Valley Bank
Sixth Street Grill
SOFCU Credit Union 168 Melton Road Creswell
Spirit Mountain Community Fund
Springfield Arts Council
Springfield Police Department
Steve and Linda Bruns
Strike City & Putters
Susie and Sandy Trahan
Sweet Life Patisserie
The Bridge Bar and Grill
The Chocolate Factory
The Lesson Factory
The Shedd Institute
Three Mile Canyon Farms
Tokatee Golf Club
University of Oregon Bookstore
US Bank Branches
Valley River Center
Very Little Theater
Vista Framing and Gallery
Wells Fargo Bank PCS
Wild Duck Caf
Wildhorse Resort and Casino
Windermere Realty (Oak St. office)
Woodard Family Foundation
Young’s Market Company of OR
Thank You To All Our Generous Mentors
Family Building Mentors
Bob and Tami Clayton
Hero For A Day is an action-packed event taking place on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 12-3pm at the Bob Keefer Center in Springfield, Oregon.
This event allows foster children and community children alike to be transformed into the heroes we know them to be. Hero For A Day is for children ages 2 to 18 and is a day filled with tons of fun activities designed to
create an educational and fun experience for all of our heroes while we raise awareness about our foster care system and the children in it waiting for their forever families.
Tickets purchased online will be mailed to the address provided.
Tickets may be purchased in person at our office:
1675 West 11th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97402
Tickets purchased after MAY 3rd, 2019 will be available at the door on the day of the event.
Foster children are granted free admission. General admission for non-foster children is $50.00 per child. ALL children are welcome!
Once you have completed the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have registered a non-foster child, please follow the link provided to purchase your ticket(s). If you have already registered
a non-foster child and still need to pay, please use the “Pay for Registration” button below.
If you have any questions about registration or need to make any changes to your previous registration, please feel free to call our office at 541-343-2856 or email us at
email@example.com for assistance. Please do not re-submit the registration form.
Join A Family for Every Child and RUN FOR FREE in the 2019 Eugene Marathon. With the RUN FOR FREE program you can, you guessed it… Run for Free while raising money for a great cause. Simply sign up to run the 5K, Half Marathon or the Marathon on behalf of A Family For Every Child, meet your fundraising minimums and you will Run for Free!
Donations made through the fundraising efforts of our Eugene Marathon/Half Marathon/5K team members will help us continue the important work we do here in Lane County and nationwide to support children currently in the foster care system; by connecting them with mentors, providing fun and encouraging activities, and helping children and parents through the matching and adoption process to create forever families.
In just two easy steps, you will be on your way so don’t walk…RUN!!! RUN FOR FREE with A Family for Every Child!
RUN FOR FREE WITH THE EUGENE MARATHON!
HOW TO RUN FOR FREE
Sign up with your charity by clicking here and start fundraising!
Receive your RUN FOR FREE code* via email following sign up.
Register with your code on our official registration website.
Fundraise! Fundraise! Fundraise! Fundraising Minimums: $175 – Full or 1/2 Marathon, $75 – 5k. Fundraising Deadline is May 5th, 2019 at 11:59 PM (PST)