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 Agency

Information Nights (Virtual)
Information Nights (Virtual)

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!
Join us on Zoom for a friendly virtual Information meeting! Please RSVP for more information!
Information Nights are 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00pm to 7:30 pm – this is a Virtual Event

Upcoming Dates Register now Questions?
Adoption Support Group
Adoption Agency locations

A Family for Every Child has developed our own systems and applications to optimize the adoption process, making it easier for everyone involved! We pride ourselves in completing home studies faster and more affordably than traditional adoption agencies. We only charge what it costs us! Families who choose our agency can expect transparency and collaboration throughout the home study process!

A Family for Every Child is licensed in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho

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

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

Washington County
Orientation and Foundations Training
Updated February 13th, 2017

Contact Information

Madeline Hodge

Linda Crooke

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 Training
Updated 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 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 Training
Updated 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 Training
Updated 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 FrostCall 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 Training
Updated 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 Training
Updated 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 Training
Updated 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