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Adoption Resources for Families
photography by Lisa Wiedmeier
"If I could tell you my dream for every child in the world it would be to imagine a world where the cry of every child is met by a loving compassionate adult."
—Dr. Karyn Purvis, co-founder of Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) — Oregon DHS provide special needs adoption services and resources. They assist and support families interested in fostering or adopting Oregon waiting children.
Boys and Girls Aid (BGAid) — BGAid is the lead agency of the Special Needs Adoption Coalition (SNAC), and offers foster care adoption services for families. For more information, please call The State of Oregon Foster Care and Adoption Information Line 1-800-331-0503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The State of Oregon’s Private Special Needs Adoption Coalition Agencies:
Counseling, Support and Post Adoption Services:
Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC) — A free, statewide resource for Oregon families adopting through the foster care system; assisted guardianship families; and special needs adoption professionals in Oregon. ORPARC provides support, education, information, referral, training, and resources.
Oregon Directory of Therapists, Portland State University — All therapists listed have completed the post-graduate certificate program in therapy with adoptive and foster families.
Northwest Adoptive Families Association (NAFA) — A volunteer-run organization lending support to both pre-and post adoptive families in Oregon and SW Washington.
Kinship House — A Portland-based, non-profit agency providing counseling and supportive services to families and children in transition to adoption and permanency.
Adoption Connections of Oregon (ACO) — A Eugene-based adoption support and education network.