Foster Parenting

As resource (foster) parents, the security and stability you bring to Oregon children and all of our communities is a great gift and special sacrifice. Not everyone has the courage and capacity for this act of love. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. At the same time, we know the road can be rocky. You need all the resources and supports you can find! Please reference our Adoptee & Foster Voices, Couples & Caregiving, Grief & Loss, Parent & Professional Care, Resource Parent Grief, Oregon Foster & Adoption Resources (local & national), Siblings, Single Parenting, Talking About Adoption, Foster Care & Other Hard Things, Talking About Race and Transracial Parenting & Cultural Diversity pages among many others for more resources.

Resource parents you are the experts; if there is a resource we should have listed, please let us know!

ORPARC updates our Summer Camp guide annually and the 2023 version is ready! Get your free copy here.

“Stretching to love and love well, even when it’s hard – especially when it’s hard – is what has given me the life that is mine.” ~ Oregon foster adoptive parent Jillana Goble, author of A Love-Stretched Life, available in ORPARC's library


All resource (foster) parents are welcome to use ORPARC's library, attend ORPARC trainings and search our support group list free of charge.

Oregon Specific Sites

National Sites

Recommended Books & Articles

Fostering-related Materials in ORPARC's library and DIGITAL library including No Sugar Coating: The Coffee Talk You Need About Foster Parenting by Oregon's own foster-adopt parent Jillana Goble.

Plus NEW! ORPARC's Parenting Time: Strengthening & Preparing for Child-Parent Visits and Resource Parent Goodbyes & Grief packets, both available in ORPARC's library.

Transitions - including Transitions-related Materials in ORPARC's library and more articles on our Resource Parent Grief page

Blogs & Support

Videos & Podcasts