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.
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.
This Foster Parent Lending Library
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.
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.
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
Developmental Disabilities Administration
- Provides information on parenting a child with developmental disabilities.
Diagnosing CP – Cerebral Palsy Guide
- Children do not always show immediate signs of cerebral palsy. Learn about the risk factors and symptoms that are associated with the different types of CP.
Early Support for Infants and Toddlers
- Directs the coordination of the statewide system of early intervention services for families with children age birth to three that have developmental delays.
Zero to Three
- On Your Lap, In Your heart - designed especially for grandparents and grandparent-headed families of children aged birth to three.
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.
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.
Every Child Oregon
in partnership with DHS, helps vulnerable children and families through donating, volunteering, or fostering.
connects community members with vulnerable children and families in partnership with the 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.
Foster Parent Night Out
is a faith-based program that provides monthly respite care to DHS foster 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.
helps people living in Oregon and Southwest Washington find and connect with the local resources they need.
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 foster parents, caseworkers, CASAs, judicial staff and other community partners.
The Oregon R.I.S.E. Center
encourages, educates & empowers families to collaboratively achieve unlimited success for their children and youth with disabilities.