State of Oregon: Foster Parent and Relative Caregiver Training

A Family For Every Child Adoption Agency Family Orientation

A Family For Every Child Adoption Agency holds orientations for families interested in starting the home study process at various locations throughout Oregon on a monthly basis. If you would like to attend to learn about how we can help you with your home study, please contact adoption@afamilyforeverychild.org to RSVP, obtain the parent packet. and get directions to the meeting location. The next scheduled Orientations are:

  • On request
  • Please call 541-343-2856 to make a reservation and get directions to the orientation meeting location!

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. Upcoming information nights are scheduled for:

  1. Information Nights (Eugene Office)

    Are you interested in taking your first step towards adoption?! Please join us for our adoption information night! This is where you can learn about the general process of adoption and get all of your questions answered! There are a couple options every month!

    Come into our Eugene Office for an friendly in-person Information meeting! Please RSVP for more information!
    Information Nights are 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00pm to 7:30 pm – this is in our Office
    Look for the red balloons on our door!

    Upcoming Dates RSVP
    A Family For Every child
    1675 W 11th Avenue
    Eugene, OR 97402
  2. Information Nights (Webinar)

    Join us online in the comfort of your own home for our webinar information night! Please RSVP to Adoptions@afamilyforeverychild.org or call 541-343-2856 to get the link to register!

    Information Night Webinars are the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00pm to 7:30 pm
    Please check out our calendar for more exact dates!

    Upcoming Dates RSVP

To register for one of the in person information nights, please email adoption@afamilyforeverychild.org with the date you would like to attend and the number of people attending. Space is limited, so be sure to register now.

If you need assistance with a home study, or prefer to speak over the phone, please call our Adoption Coordinator at 541-343-2856.


Oregon Department of Human Services DHS offices offer Special Needs Adoption training.

Find an office near you

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.

Foundations Training

Provider / Title: 
Boys and Girls Aid
Description: 
Register by calling 503-222-9661
Location: 
Phone: 
503-222-9661


Provider / Title: 
Description: 
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.  Where there is public information available for a county, we have collected it into a page accessible from the county map or one of the county links below.  You should call one of the county contact numbers on those pages for further information about orientation and start dates. (free)
Location: 
Upcoming Orientation: 
Phone: 


Provider / Title: 
Description: 
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. Space is limited, reservations required. To sign up please call 503-222-9661 or email .
Location: 
Upcoming Orientation: 
Phone: 
503-222-9661


Provider / Title: 
Description: 
It may be possible to take some of your Foundations Training via NetLink from Marion County DHS. The official calendar is here. For further information, please contact Sra. Laura E. Isiordia.
Location: 
DHS, 4600 25th Ave. NE, Salem Oregon 97301
Upcoming Orientation: 
Call for specific Orientation dates and times.
Phone: 
503-378-5298


Independent Adoption Training


Provider / Title: 
Description: 
Location: 
Upcoming Orientation: 
Phone: 


Online Training

NOTE: The fundamental training for foster care or adoption (called Foundations Training in Oregon, often MAPP or PRIDE elsewhere) must be taken in-person to become a certified foster parent. If you are already a foster parent, or just interested, you can use the alternative online courses (offered below) to meet the continuing education requirements of foster care. Please check with DHS (in your area) for mandatory requirements.

NetLink Trainings / Child Welfare Partnership (by District)
NetLink is an interactive, dynamic distance delivery 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.  Using the World Wide Web, this self-driven online foster parent training is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Adoption Mosaic
Adoption Mosiac is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing educational resources and ongoing support to all those whose lives are influenced by adoption. (Read more...)

Parenting and Other Training




Provider / Title: 
Description: 

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.
Location: 
by District / County
Upcoming Orientation: 
Phone: 


Provider / Title: 
Description: 
ORPARC offers training of their own as well as an extremely detailed summary of Oregon-based training, DVD, and other online training.(See the ORPARC Newsletter...)
Location: 
by District / County
Upcoming Orientation: 
many offered
Phone: 
503-241-0799


Provider / Title: 
Description: 
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.
Location: 
6040 SE Belmont Street Portland, OR 97215
Upcoming Orientation: 
Phone: 
(503)-232-1211


Provider / Title: 
Description: 
Foster Family Care Network holds orientation and training for becoming an Oregon therapeutic foster care provider. It connects potential therapeutic foster care providers to specialized foster care programs. Each program is tailored to meet the specific needs of children in therapeutic foster care and we 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. These programs serve kids from preschool and school age to adolescent ages 11-17.
Location: 
9830 NE Cascades Parkway
Portland, Oregon 97220
Upcoming Orientation: 
Monthly Orientation, See website
Phone: 
503-542-4011


County DHS Orientations and Training by District