State of Oregon : Foster Parent and Relative Caregiver Training
To find foster care training near you, please visit the following links
A Family For Every Child Training Programs
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.
Information Nights are 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00pm to 7:30 pm at our office.
A Family For Every child
1675 W 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402
Look for the red balloons on our door!
A Family For Every Child Adoption Agency Family Orientation
Family Orientations are held for families interested in starting the home study process. These events are held throughout Oregon monthly. Contact us to RSVP or receive more information. We will provide you with the parent packet and directions to the next meeting location. New Orientations are made upon request.
Foundations Training Directory
Your first step to the foster care or adoption process begins with foundations training. Use the following navigation list to select the type of training you are interested in.
Boys & Girls Aid
They offer free quarterly foundations training for all families pursuing the adoption of a child or children from foster care. Registration to attend the training is required. Space is limited with most trainings filling up at least two months in advance.
Oregon Department of Human Services
Many counties within the state of Oregon offer a series of weekly 3-8 hour classes to fulfill the requirement for Foundations training in the State of Oregon. Events vary by county. Click below to find a DHS office near you.
Choice Adoptions has scheduled weekend adoption "Foundations Training" (including foster parent training and special needs)
This Class meets the minimum Requirements for Oregon "Foundations Training". This class is free of charge and open to anyone who resides in Oregon. The Choice Adoptions Vancouver office has a 50 person capacity training room. To sign up please contact us here.
Marion, Polk & Yamhill
It may be possible to take some of your Foundations Training via NetLink from Marion County DHS. The official calendar is here.
Contact information: (503) 378-5298
Location: DHS, 4600 25th Ave. NE, Salem Oregon 97301
Child Welfare Partnership: NetLink Trainings
NetLink is an interactive training option that allows caregivers to receive training alongside other caregivers around the state in their homes or local branches.
Foster Parent College
Foster Parent College (FPC) offers affordable research-based training for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents.
Adoption Mosiac is a non-profit organization that provides educational resources and ongoing support to all those whose lives are influenced by adoption.
Parenting and Other Training
Child Welfare Partnership
Child Welfare Partnership is one of the first university-based programs in the nation to integrate child welfare research, training, and graduate education into a unified, coordinated effort to enhance outcomes for families and children.
Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center
ORPARC offers training of their own as well as an extremely detailed summary of Oregon-based training, DVD, and other online training. Find their newsletter here.
Contact Information: (503) 241-0799
Choice Adoptions holds a monthly orientation class for all of the programs at their portland office. The class is free of charge and is open to anyone interested in their domestic programs. These include their Northwest Infant Loving Options program, their African-American infant program, State Special Needs program and their Independent and International home study and post placement services.
Morrison Child & Family Services
Morrison Child & Family Services holds orientation and training for becoming a therapeutic foster care provider. It connects potential care providers to specialized foster care programs. Each program is tailored to meet the specific needs of children in therapeutic foster care. They are looking for care providers who are ready for a challenge. Programs serve children suffering from histories of abuse and neglect, emotional/physical needs, and youth who are dealing with drug and alcohol issues.