Resource Parents and Relative Caregivers


​​The National Foster Parent Association supports resource parents in achieving safety, permanence and well-being for the children and youth in their care.
Oregon Foster Parent Association (OFPA) is working to improve the quality of the foster care system in Oregon and make Oregon foster homes the best they can be.
​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 resource parents, guardian and adoptive resource 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.
Project Lemonade provides foster youth with a back-to-school shopping experience. Each August youths ages 5-20 or foster youth enrolled in college, work programs or an ILP, shop for free back to school clothes in the Project Lemonade pop-up shop.and offers support to inspire self-esteem and promote success.
​The Foster Parent Lending Library​ is free for Oregon Resource Parent, Relative Resource Parent, Guardianship and Pre-Adoptive Parents through the of Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC)​.

  • Each provider can check out 5 items at a time
  • The check out time is 5 weeks
  • Items will be mailed to you with a return address and postage paid canvas pouch
Child Welfare Information Gateway - Connects child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption and more.

ODHS Certified Resource Parents and Relative Resource Parents are  Mandatory Child Abuse Reporters

All citizens have a responsibility to prevent child abuse and protect children.

Resource Parents, Relative Resource Parents, and their caregiving employees or volunteers are in a unique position to be aware of when a child reports potential abuse or neglect, and in turn must report these allegations to the Child Protective Services Hotline.

These tools are available to assist Resource Parents, Relative Resource Parents and their caregiving employees and volunteers to best understand the responsibilities of Mandatory reporting and the processes that take place once an allegation of abuse or neglect has been made.


​​​​​ 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.​
Every Child Oregon in partnership with ODHS, helps vulnerable children and families through donating, volunteering, or fostering.
Embrace Oregon connects community members with vulnerable children and families in partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services
Oregon Foster Youth Connection is a statewide, youth led, advocacy group of current and former foster youth between 14 – 25 years of age. OFYC trains and empowers youth to actively participate in the development of policies, programs, and practices that improve the lives of the thousands of kids in foster care.
Camp to Belong is an international organization dedicated to reuniting brothers and sisters placed in separate foster homes or other out-of-home care for events of fun, emotional empowerment and sibling connection.
Wake the World is a group of boat owners providing watersports opportunities to abandoned, abused and neglected children, as well as for the handicapped and our wounded warriors.
Resource Parent Night Out is a faith-based program that provides monthly respite care to ODHS resource families.  Local churches host FPNO so that foster parents can have a night off, while trained volunteers care for their foster, adopted, and biological children.
211info helps people living in Oregon and Southwest Washington find and connect with the local resources they need.
Youth Move is a statewide, peer-led organization devoted to helping young adults ages 14-25 successfully transition into adulthood.
Oregon Family Support Network connects, empowers and educates families and their communities to improve outcomes for children and youth experiencing significant behavioral health challenges.
The Shoulder to Shoulder Conference provides collaborative, professional training opportunities to be jointly attended by resource parents, caseworkers, CASAs, judicial staff and other community partners.
RISE Services​ encourages, educates and empowers families to collaboratively achieve unlimited success for their children and youth with disabilities.​