Adoptive Families Circle is a blog associated with Adoptive Families magazine for Oregon families exploring and discussing adoption.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Consultation, Education and Training Services, Inc. (FASCETS) offers services that are designed to increase understanding, build on strengths, expand options for developing effective parenting and professional techniques, enhance existing programs and support the development of new programs. Short term goals include increased effectiveness, reduced frustration, and attainment of improved outcomes, including burnout prevention in professionals. The long term goal of this work is to contribute to the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
FASCETS supports the development of a family-centered, community-based, multidisciplinary continuum of care. This collaborative design has been found to be effective in enhancing communication among parents and professionals for their mutual benefit.
FASCETS is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization established October 1997.
Foster and Adoptive Parent Association of Lane County (FAAPA) The Foster And Adoptive Parents Association of Lane County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation which has been incorporated to serve the following purposes:
* To promote public awareness
* To create a coalition of community leadership
* To broaden the support of the community for foster children
* To provide funds through private contributions to fulfill needs of adoptive children and children in shelter or foster care in order to support enrichment and supplemental learning experiences and to conduct other projects which may be deemed necessary and timely for the benefit of such children
Heart Gallery of Oregon The mission of the Oregon Heart Gallery is to inspire people to open their hearts and provide permanent loving homes to children in foster care through professionally photographed portraits.
Northwest Adoptive Families Association (NAFA) is a non-profit, all volunteer support group for adoptive families and those interested in adoption. NAFA is actively involved in education, advocacy and support for its nearly three hundred member families located throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington
Oregon Foster Parent Association (OFPA) is a statewide association operating within the foster, relative, and adoptive community in Oregon. Founded in 1996, the organization's mission is "To improve the quality of the foster care system in Oregon and make Oregon foster homes the best they can be. Allowing each Oregon foster placement to become a home of safety and healing for Oregon's most vulnerable children."
Oregon State Parks Effective October 1, 2009, Oregon foster families who adopt an Oregon foster child will receive free camping and day use until that child turns 18.
Adoptive Family Fee Waiver Program Verification Letter
Portland State University Child Welfare Partnership is a collaboration among the Graduate School of Social Work, the School of Extended Studies, and the Department of Human Services. It 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. For training subjects, select the region you are interested in (Eastern, Southern, Western, Metro).
Portland State University Postgraduate Training Certificate in Therapy with Adoptive Families provides a series of advanced, evidence-based courses for mental health professionals in the specialized theories and practices for treating adopted children who have histories of abuse and neglect, for strengthening their family systems, and for enhancing parental and children's resiliencies.