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Foster Parent Resources

Lending Library

 

This Foster Parent Lending Library is Free for Oregon Foster, Relative, and Pre-Adoptive Parents. There are over 1,000 books including Childrens' and Spanish titles.

  • Each provider can check out three items at a time.
  • The check out time is three weeks.
  • Books will be mailed to you with a return address and postage paid canvas pouch.


 

FosterClub

 

FosterClub.com is a national network for young people in foster care. It provides young people in foster care an opportunity to connect and gain support from their peers.

FosterClub.org is designed for the adults who support and care for youth in foster care including foster parents, caseworkers, independent living providers and other supportive adults.



 

Foster Care Month

 

Family ties: Celebrating National Foster Care Month  (article published in the Salem Statesman Journal honoring Foster Families)



 

Free State Park Entry!

 

Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) provides a Special Access Pass allowing free camping and day-use parking at State Parks for foster, guardian and adoptive foster parents and their children when eligible children are present.

 

New 2012 Requirements: Effective January 1, 2012, OPRD will no longer accept foster care certificates at park entrances. OPRD now issues a wallet size Special Access Pass and Parking Placard that must be obtained prior to visiting State Parks.

 

Visit the OPRD Special Access Pass website to review eligibility requirements and learn how to apply and use the Pass and Placard.



 

Oregon Foster Parent Association (OFPA)

 

The Oregon Foster Parent Association provides support, training and advocacy for Oregon's foster parents. The Association issues a free quarterly newsletter and encourages support by offering annual family memberships for $10 (non-voting) and $20 (voting).

 

Contact the Oregon Foster Parent Association (OFPA) for more information.

 



 

Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (OPARC)

 

The Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (OPARC) provides services for Oregon DHS adoptive and assisted guardianship families. Services included information, assistance, referral, in-depth consultation, advocacy and support, parent education and training. OPARC assists families in establishing or connecting​ to systems of support such as groups, respite and other parents.

 

Contact the OPARC for more information.

 



 

Oregon r.i.s.e. Center (Respect, Inspire, Support and Educate)

 

The Oregon r.i.s.e. Center encourages, educates & empowers families to collaboratively achieve unlimited success for their children and youth with disabilities.

 

Contact the Oregon r.i.s.e. Center for more information. ​​​