LGBTQ+ Families

ORPARC and the entire family of Northwest Resource Associates programs are proud to earn biannual certification through the Human Rights Campaign All Children-All Families, an organization with a wealth of foster-adoption resources for LGBTQ+ families and children. If you are an Oregon state resource (foster), adoptive or guardianship LGBTQ+ family with additional questions, please feel free to contact our Family Support Specialists, including LGBTQ+ Resource Specialist Michael McGrorty mmcgrorty@nwresource.org.

Educational Video on Family Acceptance

The Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work partnered with the Biden Foundation to create an animated short focused on family acceptance of youth with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE). The 9-minute video highlights the impact of rejection and how to provide support, acceptance and affirmation to youth with diverse SOGIE. The video is part of a larger campaign by the Biden Foundation, “As You Are: A Family and Community Acceptance Campaign.”

Parenting LGBTQ+ Children & Youth Resources

LGBTQ+ Materials in ORPARC's library and DIGITAL library

LGBTQ+ Parent Resources

ORPARC LGBTQ+ Private Online Adoptive Parent Support Group (Oregon)

Organizations—Oregon & National

Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth or Children of LGBTQ+ Parents