- Adoption Services
General information about adopting in Oregon, including information on getting started, a list of photo listings sites featuring waiting children, the Oregon adoption assistance handbook, and more.
- Adoption Step-by-Step Guide
DHS outlines the steps to adoption.
- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for the state of Oregon
- Child Welfare Data Book 2016
Facts and statistical information about the children in Oregon’s foster care system for the year 2014.
- Home Study FAQs
Frequently asked question about the home study.
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT adoption laws in Oregon.
- Pre-Service Training
AFFEC provides links to register for Foundations pre-service training classes.
- Standards for Certification
A DHS handbook covering the certification requirements for foster parents, pre-adoptive families, and relative caregivers. Updated December 28, 2011.
- DHS Child Welfare Procedure Manual
Oregon DHS manual on child safety, assessment, services, permanency planning, and family support services procedures.
- Adoption Information
Adoption Information by state
- Understanding Oregon Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
- DHS Adoption Services
DHS provides an overview of adoption services
- Home Study Requirements (See bottom of page for providers)
Information on the Home study program and requirements
Searching for Children
- A Family For Every Child
Photo listing of waiting children in Oregon.
Photo listing of waiting children in Oregon.
- OARE Kids
Oregon families may create an account with OARE to view more waiting children that cannot be listed publicly, and to create a family profile to connect with searching caseworkers.
- WWK Recruiters
Scroll down and click on Oregon to view contact information for Wendy’s Wonderful kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting Oregon children.
- Heart Gallery Of America
Photo lists of waiting children
- Committee Process
The Oregon committee process outline.
- ICPC Information
Provides general information about the ICPC process for Oregon, including contact information for state ICPC offices.
- Oregon ICPC Guide
A DHS PowerPoint presentation that breaks down the Oregon ICPC process.
Post-Adoption Support and Resources
- 211 Info
Search for health and human services in Oregon.
- Adoption Assistance
Select Oregon to view more information on adoption assistance in state of Oregon.
- Coalition of Oregon Adoption Agencies
Provides families with a list of Oregon adoption agencies, adoption education recommended book list, laws on insurance for adopted children, resources, and more.
- Educational information Packets
Adoptive families may have educational information packets mailed to them, courtesy of OPARC. Packet topics include effective discipline, parenting children who have been sexually abused, self-destructive behaviors, substance abuse, attachment, transracial parenting, and more.
- Northwest Adoptive Families Association (NAFA)
NAFA is a support group for adoptive families interested in adoption.
- Oregon Adoption Assistance Handbook
Topics include a program overview, adoption assistance eligibility, types of adoption assistance, negotiating adoption assistance, adoption assistance application, finalizing the adoption, and more.
- Oregon Foster Parent Association (OFPA)
OFPA provides foster and adoptive parents with support and resources.
- Oregon Post-Adoption Resource Center (OPARC)
OPAC provides families with training, a lending library, support services, online resources, newsletters, and more.
- State Subsidy Information
NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in Oregon.
- Support Groups
Search for support groups by county on OPARC.
- Attachment and Trauma Specialists
A list of local treatment centers that specialize in working with attachment and trauma related issues.
- Behavioral care treatment centers
A list of local treatment centers for behavioral care
- Adoption Therapists
A list of local therapists that specialize in adoption
- Child Care Resources
A compiled list of child-care resources
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs
A list of local treatment centers specializing in child abuse treatment
- Counseling Resources
A compiled list of counseling resources
- Kid Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in treating children
- Kinship Care
Kinship programs and information
- Medical Resources
Health and medical resources
- NPEN National Parenting Education Network
A list of programs by state
- NOFAS FASD Support
State resources and support group information
- Trauma Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in trauma related issues.
- Online Support Groups
A list of online support group resources
- Post-Adoption Questions and Answers
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding adoption
- Special Health Care Needs
Resources for parents of children with special health care needs.