Register Families with these Helpful Tips

OARE gives Oregon foster children and in-state families a greater chance of connecting. The following tips will help guide you through the family registration process.

Which families can register on OARE, or have a family profile featured?

Only families with a current, approved Oregon homestudy can register on OARE, or have a family profile submitted by their adoption worker.

What will a family's profile page look like?

A family profile will feature a brief narrative, your caseworker information and a family photo.

Who writes the family profile?

The family does, with your input.

What type of photo should a family submit?

We appreciate and encourage quality, professional photos. Email us at least one or two clear photos of the family.

How do we protect a family's privacy?

OARE is password- protected! Family profile pages are only available for viewing by approved adoption workers in Oregon - not by other families.

Do family profiles change?

We are happy to update family profiles! Contact us right away if the family's situation, preferences or status changes so we can edit or remove their profile.

Has the family found a match?

Congratulations – let us know! Please notify us when a family is matched so we can help you celebrate and remove the family's listing.

We look forward to working with you!
Contact us anytime: 1.855.445.1013 or by email at

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