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

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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

Oregon District 16 : Training & Orientation for Foster Care or Adoption

Washington County
Orientation and Foundations TrainingUpdated February 13th, 2017

Contact Information

Madeline Hodge

Linda Crooke

  • Phone: 503-277-6671
  • Email: linda.crooke@state.or.us

  • Beaverton Department of Human Services
    15625 SW Greystone Ct
    Beaverton, OR 97006

    Washington County Child Welfare

    New Caregiver Training for Foster Care, Adoptive, Relatives and Child-Specific Certification.

    Step 1 – Attend Orientation Training

    An introduction to Foundation Training and Child Welfare.* A Spanish speaking interpreter will be provided at one Orientation each month. You do not need to pre-register for this class.

    Step 2 – Complete Foundation Training

    Foundation Training consists of a series of classes. You will be given the option of completing the series in either 7 consecutive weeks or attending two classes a week and completing your training in four weeks. You will be provided the Foundation class schedule at your Orientation Training. *A Spanish speaking interpreter will be provided at selected series, please indicate this need at your Orientation Training. You do not need to pre-register for his class. You may begin the class at any point in the series, with the exception of class 5. Please note if our training room is at maximum capacity, you may be asked to wait a week or two to begin classes.

    Step 3 – Application Packets

    You will be provided an application packet at your first Foundation class. You may turn in your packet after you have completed 6 of the 8 required classes. You will turn your application packet into the class trainer. (If you are a relative or child-specific certified family already caring for a child this step does to apply to you). Your application packet will be sent to the appropriate branch for assignment. You should be contacted within 30 days by an adoption worker or a certifier.

    Orientation Schedule

    Please call for more information

    Oregon District 15 : Training & Orientation for Foster Care or Adoption

    Clackamas County
    Orientation and Foundations TrainingUpdated February 13th, 2017

    All of Clackamas County

    Nadine Bujosa

    Pre-service Foundations Training Schedule thru 2017

    This eight session, three hour, training series, is a mandatory part of the home study process for those interested in fostering, adopting or parenting a relatives child. These classes will give you needed tools to parent and mentor abused and neglected children in the care and custody of DHS Child Welfare and their families.Pre-registration is required . If you have questions or need further information, please contact Andrea Birchman at (503)-731-4628 or andrea.birchman@state.or.us Please click for the 2017 trainings schedule!

    Training location for the classes above are located at: Oregon City DHS Office, 315 S. Beavercreek Rd. Oregon City 97045. Call for other training locations.

    Note: If our foster/adoptive pre-service foundations training schedule does not fit your needs, please feel free to attend training at any of the other DHS Child Welfare offices. Please call the following numbers for class schedules.

    State Training Website Link

    Oregon District 14 : Training & Orientation for Foster Care or Adoption

    Grant, Harney & Malheur Counties
    Orientation and Foundations TrainingUpdated January 23, 2017

    Malheur County

    Location for Ontario:

    Malheur Department of Human Services: 186 E Lane, Suite 3, Ontario, OR97914

    Louise Schneider

    Sally Vergara-Clement

    Cecilia Garcia

    Harney County

    Stacie Coleman

    Grant County

    Brendan Toliver

    Oregon District 13 : Training & Orientation for Foster Care or Adoption

    Baker, Union & Wallowa Counties
    Orientation and Foundations TrainingUpdated January 23, 2017

    Baker County

    Trisha Hilt
    Call for More Information and Reservations

    Union & Wallowa County

    Susan Lemon
    Shelley Straughan

    District 12 Training

    Morrow and Umatilla Counties
    Orientation and Foundations TrainingUpdated May 31, 2017

    Umatilla County Foundations Training

    Training Schedule:

    Hermiston BMCC – Room 113 – June 13, 14, 20, 21, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Pendleton BMCC – Saturdays October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Jodine Frost

    Call for Class Information & Reservations. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.

    Morrow County Foundations Training

    Training Schedule:

    Boardman DHS Office – Saturdays August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Jodine Frost

    Call for Class Information & Reservations.

    State Training Website Link(Accuracy not Guaranteed by AFFEC)

    Oregon District 11 : Training & Orientation for Foster Care or Adoption

    District 11 – Klamath and Lake Counties
    Orientation and Foundations TrainingUpdated May 15, 2017

    Klamath County Training Schedule

    REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – Call Lori at 541-850-6794 to register. Saturday October 7th and 14th 2017 8:30 a.m. – 5:00p.m. Building 6 – Rooms H108 & H109, Klamath Community College 7390 South 6th Street. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE – ADULTS ONLY PLEASE.

    For more information, please contact Lori O’Connor or Lori Johnston for trainings information for Klamath County. All attendees must complete the orientation before attending the traingings.

    Department of Human Services-Child Welfare office: 700 Klamath Avenue, Suite #500 Klamath Falls, OR 97601. Call for More Information and Reservations.

    Lori O’Connor

    Lori Johnston

    Lake County

    This county is handled by KLamath County. Residents of Lake County should refer to the Klamath County schedule and information.

    Department of Human Services-Child Welfare office: 700 Klamath Avenue, Suite #500 Klamath Falls, OR 97601 Or Department of Human Services: 108 N E Str Lakeview, OR 97630

    Website: State Training Website Link (Accuracy not Guaranteed by AFFEC)

    Lori O’Connor

    Lori Johnston

    Oregon District 10 : Training & Orientation for Foster Care or Adoption

    Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties
    Orientation and Foundations TrainingUpdated January 17th, 2017

    District 10 has recently re-organized the way it handles inquiries from prospective foster and adoptive parents. All counties: Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook, should call the Redmond office to find out about Foundations Training. Please call .

    Current Schedule

    We are currently in the process of updating training & orientation dates. You will need to call Cherié or Michelle Speck at 541-548-9496 to conduct a phone interview. Once a phone interview has been done, you can receive an invitation for the training. You can also find more information on The Oregon DHS Facebook Page.

    Note: Other districts typically advise:

    • Orientation is required before attending classes 2 through 8 of the Foundations Training.
    • If you are a two parent household both parents must attend all Foundations classes, including Orientation.
    • DHS is unable to provide child care or allow children and teens to accompany parents in the classroom or to be left alone in the lobby or in the parking lot.
    • Relatives and Child Specific providers who were provisionally certified are required to complete Orientation within 30 days of a child being placed in the home.

    Oregon District 9 : Training & Orientation for Foster Care or Adoption

    Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam & Wheeler Counties
    Orientation and Foundations TrainingUpdated July 13th, 2016

    Pre-Registration is required. A Mandatory pertaining to the Foster Child Bill of Rights that went into law last year may be mandatory. In the event that we have more than 30 people, so we need to have a head count. Please R.S.V.P. Tracy Gower if you plan to attend with the number of individuals who will be attending. At least one parent must attend.

    All classes are held at:
    Department of Human Services
    700 Union Street
    The Dalles, OR 97058

    Wasco & Hood River Counties
    Sherman, Gilliam & Wheeler Counties

    Oregon District 8 : Training & Orientation for Foster Care or Adoption

    Jackson & Josephine Counties
    Orientation and Foundations TrainingUpdated July 13th, 2016

    Jackson County
    • Description:
      Parents interested in Foundations Training for foster or adoptive parenting should call Penny at Jackson Branch Child Welfare to see what they have to do to start the process.
    • Contact: Penny Esser
    • Phone: (541) 858-3181 ext. 232
    • Email: penny.esser@state.or.us
    • Website: Oregon.gov
    Josephine County