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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.


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.  Visit the OPRD Special Access Pass​ web page 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).


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.


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.