Roundup App

ROUNDUP APP is a service that connects you to participating nonprofit organizations nationwide and allows you to “Round Up” purchases made with your debit or credit card and donates the difference to your preferred nonprofit.  For Example:  If you purchased a coffee with your debit or credit card for the amount of $1.95, your purchase would be rounded up to $2.00 and 5¢ will be donated to your chosen nonprofit.  Sign Up TODAY and choose A Family for Every Child as your preferred organization and your spare change could change the life of a foster child in need of a forever family

You can Sign Up 3 ways

Getting started is easy… click through the slideshow steps below and follow the !

Have more questions about how it works?  Please contact our Development department by phone or email:

Phone : 541-343-2856

Email : development@afamilyforeverychild.org

You can also visit RoundUp's FAQ's page


If the Round Up app isn’t for you, you can also set up a monthly giving amount of your choosing by following the link below.  Here you can connect either your bank account or credit card and subscribe to give a set amount each month. 

Set up Monthly Giving

Whether you choose to Round Up, give monthly or make a one-time donation, your support provides programs and resources to help a foster child find a forever home.

Donors & Sponsors

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.

Thank you!

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

Academic Support

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.

Life Skills

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.

Contact Us

If you would like to get involved in this effort, we need you – contact mentor@afamilyforeverychild.org or Christy@afamilyforeverychild.orgor 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
  • Ladonna Webb
  • Laura Beane
  • Ryan Tesdale
  • Wendy Nastiuk
  • Rania Karam
  • Cindy Herzog
  • Amber Thompson
  • Thomas Savinar
  • Juliana Santos
  • Ramon Guirnalda
  • Jeri Gedrose
  • Peggy Babics
  • Donna Baillie
  • Steve Brown
  • Evans Fund
  • Marnie Gleason
  • Don DeZarn
  • 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
  • Bendistillery
  • Dana Tessler from Rainbow Valley Design and Construction
  • I Run With Scissors Salon
  • Oregon Coast Aquarium
  • The Nail Nook
  • Oakshire Brewing
  • Cindy Rust from OLCC
  • Five Pine Lodge & Spa
  • Saint Martins Episcopal School
  • Denice Fisher
  • The Mord Family
  • Heidi Reese
  • The Reese-Baenen Family
  • Jacob Reese and Marley
  • Ryan and Theresa Reese
  • Washington
  • Jianna Rice
  • In Memory of Nicholas Warner
  • In Honor of Whitney Christine
  • In Honor of Michael Dunn
  • YAC St. Mary's Episcopal Church
  • Susan Ottmer
  • Sarah Allen from the
  • Oregon Community Credit Union
  • Charles “Chuck” Kirkpatrick

Our Donors

  • 18th Avenue Print
  • 5th St. Market
  • A Matter of Time
  • A New you Salon and Spa
  • Abby's Pizza
  • Advance Cabinets
  • Aileen Walker
  • Albertson's - River Road
  • Amanda Fitzgerald
  • Amber Quick-McKee w/ Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Ambrosia
  • 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
  • Beards Framing
  • Ben Franklin Crafts
  • Beppi and Gianni's Trattoria
  • Best Buy and Staff
  • Best Western New Oreg Motel
  • Bi- Mart
  • Bicoastal Media
  • Bill and Shelly Walter
  • Bill Hastings
  • Bob and Teresa Sherman
  • Bill Healy Foundation
  • Bookmine (Cottage Grove)
  • Boulevard Grill
  • Bounce
  • Brewed Awakening
  • Brian Cole
  • Build a Bear
  • Caf 440
  • Caprice Day Spa
  • Caribbean Tan
  • Carrie Robinson
  • Cascadia Editing in Philomath, Oregon
  • Celebrations Sugar Fantasy
  • Central Print and Reprographic Services
  • Century Bank
  • Chambers Communications
  • Chambers Family Foundation
  • Chateau Nonchalant
  • Chipotle
  • Chris Walton and Beth Sheehan
  • Christian Family Adoptions
  • Christina Sutton
  • Scott Morison
  • City Nails
  • Cornucopia
  • Collins Foundation
  • Costco
  • Cottage Grove Community Center
  • Cottage Grove Hospital
  • Cravings Catering
  • Creswell Kiawanis
  • Creswell Library 64 West Oregon Ave. Creswell
  • Crossroads Espresso
  • Crux Gym
  • Dandelions Flowers and Gifts
  • Datalogic
  • David Minor Theater
  • Department of Interior
  • Diamond Woods Golf Course
  • Dr. Dave Matthews DMD
  • Duck Race
  • Elephant?s Trunk
  • Embassy Suites, Portland
  • Emerald Lanes Bowling
  • Enchanted Forest
  • Eric Herman
  • Eugene Airport
  • Eugene Ballet
  • 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
  • Fenario Gallery
  • Fiddler's Green
  • Flavors Catering
  • Framin' Artworks
  • Fred Meyer
  • Fred Meyer - River Road
  • Friendly Street Market
  • Gateway Mall
  • Gina Jensen and Chris Nettleton
  • Gina Jenson
  • Grand Slam USA
  • Gray's Garden/Reed & Cross
  • Great Clips, Springfield
  • Hair Ba Doob Ba!
  • Hair by Kristi Stutesman
  • Harry Ritchie Jewelers
  • Hartwicks
  • Haugen Advertising and Graphics
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Hole in the Wall BBQ
  • Holiday Inn Express, Eugene
  • Hollywood Video (Willamette St.)
  • Holzman Foundation
  • Hotel Vintage Plaza
  • Imagine It Framed 29 South 6th St. in Cottage Grove
  • Iron Works Gym
  • James Horniman
  • Jeff Wilson
  • Jerry's Home Improvement Stores
  • Jim Chatfield
  • Judi Schons
  • Judith Teal
  • June
  • Kaylin Jensen
  • Kernutt Stokes Brandt & CO.
  • KEZI Television
  • Kim Adams
  • Kim Rambo
  • Kingsley Family Fund-SF
  • Koala Construction
  • Kowloon Restaurant
  • KVAL
  • Kyle and Kate Hudson
  • Labor Ready
  • Lakeside Clinic in Dexter
  • Lamar Advertising
  • Lane Community Culinary
  • Lane County Public Service Building
  • LANZ Cabinets
  • Les Schwab
  • Levi Strauss
  • Life Technologies
  • Lisa Weinstein
  • Lithia Nissan of Eugene
  • Lithia Toyota of Springfield
  • Lizzy's House of Cakes
  • Marche
  • Margo and Herb McKillop
  • Market of Choice
  • Maureen Smith
  • McDonald Framers
  • McDonald Wholesale
  • McDonalds Rest.
  • McGraths
  • McKenzie River Broadcasting
  • McKenzie River Golf Course
  • Mekalas
  • Meyer Memorial Trust
  • An anonymous gift
  • in honor of Louise Murphy
  • Mill Casino, Hotel and RV Park
  • Mookies
  • Mo's Restaurant
  • Mujeres Salon and Spa
  • My Party Bus
  • Naya's Taqueria
  • Nifty Fifty & Sixties
  • Nigel and Michelle Chapman
  • Nike
  • Northside Liquor
  • Oakway Catering
  • Oakway Center
  • Oakway Golf Course
  • Ocean Dunes Golf Course
  • Obie Family Foundation
  • OES Catering
  • Of Grape and Grain
  • Oldfield's
  • OMSI
  • OMT Mortgage / Keller Williams
  • Oregon art supplies
  • Oregon Coast Sea Lion Caves
  • Oregon Gallery
  • Oregon Rod, Reel and Tackle
  • Osteria Sfizio
  • Pacific Office Automation
  • Pam Singh
  • Papa's Pizza
  • Peace Health Cottage Grove Hospital & Clinic
  • Pepsi
  • PF Chang's
  • PGE Foundation
  • Phil and Sharon Means
  • Pietra's Artisian Bakery
  • Precision Classics and Collision
  • Premiere Homes
  • Putters/Strike City/Lasertrek
  • Pyreneese Vineyards
  • Radisson Hotel, Portland
  • Rays Food Center (Creswell)
  • Reflections Salon
  • Rett Baumann
  • Richard & Alisa Caesar
  • Rossetti Mardeting & Michelle Winetrout
  • Rotary Club
  • Ruhoff Homebuilders
  • RW Family Fund
  • Santa Clara Animal Hospital
  • Sara J. McRae, LMT
  • Sassy Cupcake
  • Saturday Market
  • Science Factory Chdrn Museum
  • Scott and Kathy Kitchell
  • SE Insurance Specialists
  • Search Engine Consulting by SEO Does Matter
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Secret Garden B&B
  • SELCO
  • Seven Feathers Hotel & Casino
  • Shari's - Springfield
  • Shari's - West 11th
  • Shelley Hill
  • Sign Pro
  • Siuslaw Bank
  • Siuslaw Valley Bank
  • Sixth Street Grill
  • Skate World
  • SOFCU Credit Union 168 Melton Road Creswell
  • Speedi Sign
  • Spingfield Courthouse
  • Spirit Mountain Community Fund
  • Sports Authority
  • Springfield Arts Council
  • Springfield Police Department
  • Staples
  • Steve and Linda Bruns
  • Strike City & Putters
  • Sue Loome
  • Summit Bank
  • Sunsational
  • Susie and Sandy Trahan
  • Suzanne Arlie
  • Sweet Life Patisserie
  • SYMANTEC
  • Ta-Da Productions
  • Territorial Vineyards
  • Terry Ellsworth
  • The Boulevard
  • The Bridge Bar and Grill
  • The Chocolate Factory
  • The Lesson Factory
  • The Shedd Institute
  • Three Mile Canyon Farms
  • Tiffany Sullivan
  • Tokatee Golf Club
  • Towers Marketing
  • Trader Joe's
  • University of Oregon Bookstore
  • US Bank Branches
  • Utopia Salon
  • 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
  • YMCA
  • Young's Market Company of OR
  • Shelley Kurtz
  • The Staff and Management at KVAL TV
  • Don Leber
  • Jessica Byrne
  • Lane County Kids
  • Bi-Mart Stores
  • McKenzie Broadcasting
  • Bill Barrett, Tm Fox & Tracy Berry
  • KEZI
  • Kidsports
  • Kids Directory

Our Very Generous Business Advocates

  • Arbor South Architecture
  • Build a Bear Workshop
  • (Inside the Valley River Mall)
  • Creswell Chamber of Commerce
  • Creswell Library
  • Dr. Dave Matthews DMD
  • Friendly Street Market
  • Gateway Mall
  • 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)
  • Summit Bank
  • Valley River Center

Faith Based Partners

  • Bethesda Lutheran Church
  • Calvary Fellowship
  • Eugene Faith Center
  • 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

Community Partners

  • 20/30 Club
  • Assistance League
  • CASA
  • Committed Partners for Youth
  • Hairbadoo
  • Junior League

Media & Technology Donors

  • Adept Computer Services/K9 Bytes and Shannon Barnard
  • AIC-Advanced Investment Corp
  • Ann Olson
  • Bill Barrett
  • Bi-Mart Stores
  • Don Leber
  • CTX, a Xerox Company
  • Erin Bunde
  • Greg Raschio
  • Jessica Byrne
  • Keri Stewart
  • Kids Directory
  • Kidsports
  • Lisa Raffin
  • Martin Hall and Neil Moyer
  • McKenzie Broadcasting, KKNU
  • Poppie Advertising
  • Shelley Kurtz, KVAL
  • Tim Fox
  • Tracy Berry
  • The Staff and Management at KEZI
  • The Staff and Management at KVAL

Youth Mentors

  • Andrea Rippee
  • Amanda Williams
  • Barbara Orsi
  • Brenda Korte
  • Carolyn Wehrman
  • Delores Mord
  • Gina Holtz
  • Larry Hilliard
  • Mary Bromley
  • Patricia Hilliard
  • Rick Stuber
  • Rosemary Miranda
  • Sasha Mord
  • Shannon Gibson
  • Sharon Gelisse
  • Sterling Dailey
  • Tom Overly
  • Wayne DeWilde

Family Building Mentors

  • Bob and Tami Clayton
  • Carrie Baker
  • Christina Sterling
  • Cindy Gilbert
  • Cynthia Scanlon
  • Deb Walters
  • Elizabeth Ray
  • Marlene Drescher
  • Nicole Witt
  • Stacy Runnells

Event Information

Calling All Heroes!

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.

Foster children are granted free admission. General admission is $50.00 per child. 

Discounted tickets and scholarships are available for all children.

Contact us at events@afamilyforeverychild.org for more information and to receive your discount!

This year's heroes & activity stations will include :

Real Fire Truck & SWAT team vehicle and gear try-on

Lunch provided by Roaring Rapids Pizza

A Magic Show, Face Painting & styled "Hero" Photo Booth

Lego Table with Bricks & Minifigs

Dogs, dogs, dogs & a Donkey Petting Zoo

Exciting Martial Arts Demos & a Rock Climbing Wall

Hands-On Experiments with The Science Factory & Riverbend Surgeons

Hang with Sluggo and the Eugene Emeralds

Meet your favorite heroes from the "big screen" & take home your very own costume & goodie bag!

Interested in hosting a station or volunteering? 

Contact our Events Team today for more information!  

A Family for Every Child
Events & Development Department
(541) 343-2856
events@afamilyforeverychild.org

2019 Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Eric & Patty Allen

Bronze Sponsors

Become a Volunteer Photographer of Foster Youth

A Family For Every Child's Heart Gallery is designed to bring awareness to the foster care system and children that are in search of permanent homes. Professional photographers volunteer their time to take beautiful pictures of children presently in foster care that are waiting for their forever family. A Family For Every Child's Heart Gallery works closely with child welfare partners to coordinate these photo sessions for adoption recruitment.

The Heart Galleries can be seen everywhere: from the grocery store to your church to the car dealership and everywhere in between. The goal of our Heart Gallery is simple-to-open the mind and heart of the viewer to the idea of adoption.

A Family For Every Child is a 501(c)non-profit organization. Your entire donation is tax deductible.

A Family For Every Child promises to: 

  1. Recognize photographer in the newsletter and on the website.
  2. Give photographer an update when the child(ren) they photographed is(are) adopted.
  3. Give the photographer all information and support necessary to make this an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
  4. Give the photographer an electronic version of the AFFEC logo that can link to AFFEC website. Photographers will be able to display this on their website so that clients and potential clients can see that you have worked with our organization.

How to join

If you would like to become a volunteer photographer, please complete the forms listed on our volunteer page, and we will get back to you with a confirmation and follow up process. 

On the volunteer page, we ask you to read over the following documents as well to make sure you are completely comfortable with all our requests. These documents direct you on picture formats, digital uploading procedures, and "best practices" for getting great photographs of our kids. 

Download the New Photographer Letter

Download the Photographers Procedure, Tips, Guidelines, & FTP information packet.

Tips for Photographers

  1. Please remember that you cannot transport the youth and/or their representatives. 
  2. You should not communicate with the youth prior to or after the photography session without the ok of their caseworker. You will coordinate your involvement with this youth through an authorized adult. 
  3. Each child you photograph was brought into custody of the State at no fault of their own. 
  4. Be respectful of each child and worth of their trust, make them feel special. 
  5. If you feel the need to pose a child, always ask permission before you touch them.
  6. Do not ask the child why they came into foster care or any other personal details of their lives.
  7. Feel free to ask them about their interests, their hobbies. Their favorite sports star, etc.
  8. These kids will blossom under a heavy dose of praise--let them know when they are doing well--offer encouragement--make the time together fun!
  9. YOU ARE NEVER TO BE ALONE WITH ANY OF THE CHILDREN YOU PHOTOGRAPH. THIS IS TO PROTECT YOU AND THEM. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT A WORKER, FOSTER PARENT OR ADULT CARETAKER IS WITHIN EARSHOT AND EYESIGHT OF YOU AND THE CHILD AT ALL TIMES!

Contact Information

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the contact information below.

Volunteer Coordinator
A Family For Every Child
541.343.2856
877.343.2856
Fax: 541-343-2866
photos@afamilyforeverychild.org

15th Night

Homelessness is an issue felt across the country. Here in the Eugene/Springfield, homelessness is a wide-spread issue that many organizations have been grappling with for years. With the ever increasing population in the Eugene/Springfield areas, the housing market has become more competitive, which has increased rent, utility costs, and availability of housing. Although the population experiencing homelessness has remained relatively consistent throughout the last few years, waiting lists for subsidized housing and housing assistance programs continue to grow longer and longer. Many people turn to the Eugene Mission to seek temporary housing, especially during the cold winter months. However, if you are an unaccompanied youth and you are experiencing homelessness, gaining access to resources is more difficult. Youth under the age of 18 are unable to access many food distribution resources, shelters, and resource centers due to their status as a minor. For those between the ages of 18 and 23, the available resources are oftentimes not appropriate and young people can find themselves interacting with populations they have not encountered yet. In order to fill this gap in resources for youth, the 15th Night has created a community coalition that acts as a safety net for young people experiencing homelessness. The 15th Night is a broad community partnership designed to prevent youth from going out on the street and to intervene quickly if they do. Instead of creating a new 501(c)3, the 15th Night created a coalition of existing non-profits, businesses, and community leaders all focused on providing services to work on prevention and intervention. The 15th Night has created organizational objectives for the coalition:
  • Reduce youth dropout rates due to homelessness
  • Inform our community and youth of the dangers street life can bring
  • Create a culture of caring throughout our community towards at-risk youth
  • Help our community to better understand what their participation could do for a homeless youth
  • Create accessibility for homeless youth in regards to community resources and assistance

How Does AFFEC Fit into the Network?

A Family For Every Child will be providing three services to the 15th Night network: mentoring, family finding, and host homes. AFFEC has been providing both mentoring and family finding to the community for almost a decade, however the host homes is a new program that was created to fill the housing gap in our community. To learn more about ... We are also looking for community members to join the movement and volunteer in a number of ways. If you are interested in volunteering in either capacity:
  • Fill out a volunteer application.
  • Select the appropriate boxes for either mentor, family finding volunteer, or host home.

Host Homes

Having a safe and stable place to call home is an immeasurably important resource that many of us take for granted. AFFEC will providing homes for youth referred to the 15th Night network, who are maintaining regular attendance at school, so they can experience this necessity, while completing their secondary education. The host home matching system is mirrored after that of our mentoring program, in that it matches youth with volunteers on a strengths and needs basis. These homes are split into two categories- short term and long term. Short term housing providers will house a youth as they enter the program, for up to 30 days, unless a bond is formed between the pair. While staying in this home, the youth will work with AFFEC to determine who can provide them with the most successful long term placement. The long term housing providers will house the youth for the duration of the high school career. This sounds like a big commitment and it is. Housing providers are not allotted monthly stipends for supporting the youth and they assume a parental role in the relationship. However, the pair will be supported throughout the duration of their match by AFFEC and the 15th Night network. By being connected to the network, AFFEC can help youth get their Oregon ID, food stamps, clothing vouchers, and other necessities. It is not expected that those taking youth into their homes will take on a heavy financial burden when providing this service. However, we do have certain requirements to be a host home. Housing providers must:
  • Have an available, private bedroom for the youth that has a bed, a window, and space for them to store their belongings.
  • Have at least one adult, age 26+, who permanently resides in the home.
  • Have smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Have either renters or house insurance.
  • Have an economically stable living situation.
If you believe that you could provide a youth in need with a place in your home, AFFEC encourages you to apply. The process for becoming one of our housing providers is as follows:
  1. Fill out a volunteer application. If you are looking at the form and Host Home is not listed, fill out the mentor portion of the application and indicate that you are applying for Host Homes.
  2. Complete a background check and pass a sex offender registry check.
  3. Pass a reference check. You will provide 4 references in your volunteer application that the program director will contact individually.
  4. Have a home study completed. This involves a member of the AFFEC staff asking you a series of questions and touring your home.
  5. Complete the orientation period which includes 16 hours of training at our office and online. You also will need CPR and Medication certification.
If you have any additional questions regarding the program, do not hesitate in contacting: Permanency Director permanency@afamilyforeverychild.org (541) 343-2856 1675 W 11th Ave. Eugene, OR 97402

Orientation and Training

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

Orientation

If you would like to attend to learn about how we can help you with your home study, please contact adoption@afamilyforeverychild.org 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 adoption@afamilyforeverychild.org with the date you would like to attend and the number of people attending. Space is limited, so be sure to register now. 

Information Nights (Eugene Office)
Information Nights (Eugene Office)

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

Upcoming Dates RSVP
Adoption Support Group
Adoption Support Group

Monthly meeting for family's at any stage of the adoption process; from just thinking about it to already finalized, everyone is welcome. We will discuss pertinent topics regarding the adoption process, challenging behaviors, expectations and lot more. This will be a great opportunity for adoptive parents to meet and share ideas.

Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Old Nick's Pub in Eugene

Upcoming Dates RSVP

Training For Adoption in the Pacific Northwest

State of Oregon: Foster Parent and Relative Caregiver Training

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.

Oregon Training

By District

To find foster care training near you

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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 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 bhartman@christianfamilyadoptions.org .

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

Washington

Other States

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Thank you for your interest in A Family For Every Child.   Children throughout the country await loving homes and A Family For Every Child seeks to find “Forever Families” for each one of these special children.

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Heart Gallery Venue

Allow us to display Heart Gallery children at your place of business. One of your associates has the potential to be their “Forever Family.”

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We hope you like this site and will share this site with your friends and family. This form sends a quick e-mail to them with our link.

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Professional Photographer

Are you a professional photographer? Would you like to help kids find their “Forever Families” by photographing their unique attributes?

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Mentor

Help foster children experience ‘the good life’ by exposing them to positive influences, fun activities, and life skills that most people take for granted.

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Our Wish List

Help the Heart Gallery fulfill our wish list.

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Volunteer

Volunteer in any, or many, of the Heart Gallery programs from administration to “Family Finding” to LifeBook creation.

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Life Books

Help foster children remember their roots and connect with their past by creating LifeBooks.

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Event Donations

We are always in need of donations for our yearly Princess for A Day event!

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Family Preservation Program

There are families in our community at risk for child abuse and/or neglect. These families need guidance to move on from the past and into the next chapter of their lives, learning how to make positive changes for themselves and their families.

What is the FAMILY PRESERVATION PROGRAM?

AFFEC's Family Preservation Program focuses on keeping the family unit together. We believe these early and often preventative steps can make the difference between a family successfully parenting their children and losing them to the foster care system. Effective family preservation efforts could keep many children from the trauma of entering foster care. AFFEC utilizes informal (self-referrals and community partners) and formal (DHS) referral processes, as well as AFFEC's own programs to identify families in need.

AFFEC's Family Preservation Program is an intervention and prevention program that is both culturally responsive and community-based. Through this program, parents and their children/youth become empowered to create positive and long term changes for their families.

AFFEC's Family Preservation Program utilizes mutual support (the giving and getting of help). Parent mentors lead by example to achieve personal growth, improve family functioning, and achieve parental and child/youth resilience.

Our Family Preservation and Parent Mentor program works with families to bring about constructive change through support, guidance, instruction and training. The ultimate goal is to maintain children safely at home in order to spare them the trauma of separation.

Keeping the Family Unit Together

Parents are looking for a supportive, non-judgmental environment to learn new parenting strategies and develop leadership and advocacy skills for their families.   AFFEC recognizes the strengths and knowledge of families and the key role they play in the lives of not only their own family members, but in the lives of other families on a similar journey.

AFFEC's Family Preservation Program   is a Parent Mentor Program that supports families connecting with one another throughout the community.   This program pairs parents with trained mentors who can provide support, encouragement, and information on ways to advocate for your child and family.

At present, the Family Preservation program is generally available only in Lane County, Oregon because of budget and resource limitations. We are interested in expanding the program in cost-effective ways; if you or your organization are interested in helping to expand it, please get in touch!

It Takes a Village and Neighbors Help Neighbors

Every day mentors use their time and their gifts to strengthen families and communities. What we are offering is the gift of time; a hand up rather than a handout. Money can help in many different ways as we are all aware; taking time to empower individuals and give them the tools to become better parents to a child who is part of our community is priceless. Many work hard to deal with the challenges of environments where unemployment, violence, and drugs are taking their toll. In the face of these obstacles, community residents look for the connections to vital resources to improve their odds of succeeding. How important and valuable is the simple gift of friendship? How rewarding would it be to pass on valuable life skills to a person or family in need of a hand up to the next step in life?

Parent Mentors

Matches are based on the needs expressed by the family, so each family is able to determine the kind of mentor they need.

We work with families as a team to see to it that the family is provided services and training (e.g., job training, job search assistance, housing, anger management training, and respite care). There is monthly reporting and interaction with all the members of the team. Qualitative outcomes we seek include strengthening parent-child attachment, at risk families and others marginalized by the system. The Parent Mentor Team is made up of clinical staff, case managers and Parent Mentor who provide individual and group treatment to parents, their children and other family members. Services are provided in the family's home as well as in community settings.

The Basics of Adoption

Step 1: Getting Started

You have made the decision to adopt. You will need to contact an agency licensed in your state about completing your adoption home study, and ask questions. Choosing the right agency will make a difference in your adoption journey. We are also happy to help you any way we can, as children are waiting for their "Forever Families". Please use the Registration Form to make yourself known to us and sign up to receive our weekly mailings. A Family for Every Child serves children and families nationally.

Step 2: Initial Orientation

This is an orientation meeting where you will be given a basic understanding of:
  • The Adoption Program, policies and procedures of the Adoption Agency
  • Who are the children; the needs and characteristics of children available for adoption through state foster care systems.
  • Overview of attachment, separation, grief and loss, abuse, neglect or traumas that children have experienced
  • The role and responsibility of adoptive parents
  • The importance of cultural and ethnic identity to the child
  • The importance of birth parents
  • The process of what you will need to go through and the next steps on your journey
  • Background checks
  • Parent Packet Application Process
  • Overview of Home Study/Assessment
  • The length of the process with approximate timelines
  • Rights and responsibilities of the adoptive family and the Adoption Agency
  • Overview of family selection /matching process

Step 3: Adoptive Parent Training

Each state requires training to become an adoptive parent, it varies by state.  The training sessions vary by area/location, 4 to 10 weeks, or weekend sessions.  You will want to check into what is available in your area.  Check out our training page The training sessions are designed to:
  • Prepare prospective parents to better understand a child who comes out of the foster care system.
  • Prepare you for adoption
  • Challenge you to grow and develop as a parent
  • Help you consider; what type of child can I successfully parent?  Am I able to parent a child who has been neglected and/or abused to some degree?

Step 4: Parent Application Process

This is where you will want to narrow down the agency that you will choose to go with to complete your Home Study Process.  You will want to make sure that you feel comfortable with the agency that you choose.  The steps for each agency may differ in training, timelines, and when items need to be completed and returned to proceed to the next step. The application will often include:
  • Reference letters
  • Fingerprint/criminal history background checks on each applicant
  • Financial documents
  • Medical Reports
  • Marriage and/ or Divorce Decree
  • Biography/life sketch
  • Child preferences
  • What brought you to adoption

Step 5: Home Study Process

A Home Study is a report that is required to determine the eligibility of adoptive parents.  A Home Study can only be used for one adoption (sibling groups are considered one if done at the same time). Home Studies are kept confidential and are only shared with professionals involved with the adoption. Fees for Home Studies vary from each agency. This is the time that you will meet your adoption worker, who will write your home study.   Click here to view the profiles of our Adoption Workers. She/he will meet with you in your home to talk about your personal history, family relationships, what brought you to the decision of adoption, and the supports/resources available to you.  They will determine if your home is safe and has sufficient space for adopted child/children.  This step will help you and the agency make the best possible decisions about whether placement of child/children will work out and to determine the characteristics of the children whom you will be most successful parenting. Once information is gathered and interviews have taken place with the adoption worker there may be a time of waiting; the home study /assessment will need to be written, during this step of your journey please try to be patient.  While you wait for the home study process to be completed we recommend that families do some reading, research and connect with other adoptive parents or support groups to prepare for the next phases of the adoption process.

Step 6: Matching/Selection

During the matching/selection phase you and the agency you have chosen work together to find the child/children that will be the best match for our family. We have a Matching Assistance Program to help families in the matching/selection process, this is for families throughout the U.S. Learn more about our Matching Assistance Program... We pride ourselves on having a current and reliable web listing of children waiting for their adoptive family. The matching process can be very challenging and frustrating. Many families have a difficult time finding children to submit on as well as being considered and notified by the caseworkers. We encourage families to be patient and to not lose hope. Every state differs in how they make the selection of where to place children. In some states the caseworker of the child makes the decision, in other states it is decided by a committee of people. Understand who will be submitting our home study on children (you, your adoption worker, etc) and how often. In some cases you will be given a copy of your home study to submit on children, and some agencies prefer that they submit your home study. The term "submitting on a child" means to give the child's social worker your paperwork, showing that you feel you are a good match. Some agencies will submit on a child/children out of state and other agencies will only submit on children in your state. Out-of-state adoption can be more work than in-state adoption. For details, see our Heart Gallery FAQ and tutorial on the ICPC.

Step 7: Placement

This is when you have been selected as the "Forever Family" for a child/children. 
  • Make sure you have the necessary information about the child/children
  • Make sure your resources are in place ahead of time
  • Talk with schools, counselors, therapist, physicians, dentist, child care, and support groups
Post placement reports are required until the adoption is finalized.  These reports may be done by both your adoption worker and/or another social worker.  The number of post placement visits/reports varies depending on the state requirements.  Are you ready to start? A child is waiting for their "Forever Family" you could be the one to make a difference.

Information Nights

A Family For Every Child Adoption Agency holds an Adoption Information Session for families interested in starting the home study process at various locations throughout Oregon. 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 adoption@afamilyforeverychild.org with the date you would like to attend and the number of people attending. Space is limited, so be sure to register now. 

Information Nights (Eugene Office)
Information Nights (Eugene Office)

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

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Adoption Support Group
Adoption Support Group

Monthly meeting for family's at any stage of the adoption process; from just thinking about it to already finalized, everyone is welcome. We will discuss pertinent topics regarding the adoption process, challenging behaviors, expectations and lot more. This will be a great opportunity for adoptive parents to meet and share ideas.

Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Old Nick's Pub in Eugene

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Donate Your Car

Donate for Charity creates and manages donation programs that enable donors to make a significant contribution to their favorite nonprofit through an easy process, guided by experts in the auto donation industry.

Why donate your vehicle?

Your car donation directly benefits A Family For Every Child. Donate For Charity distributes the funds raised from the sale of your vehicle donation directly to AFFEC to help maintain and expand our efforts and programs.

The IRS allows vehicle donors to receive a tax deduction on their vehicles. Donate for Charity is also a convenient way to get rid of unwanted vehicles while helping a great cause.

How to Donate

  1. Complete the form on Donate for Charity's Website or call 866-392-4483 to start the donation process.
  2. Your vehicle will be picked up within 3 days. After the vehicle is auctioned off or purchased by a salvage company for parts, you will receive your receipt necessary for a tax deduction.
  3. A Family For Every Child will then receive the funds from your car donation!