LGBTQ+ Families

ORPARC and the entire family of Northwest Resource Associates programs are proud to have earned certification through the Human Rights Campaign Human Rights Campaign All Children-All Families who has a wealth of adoption resources. 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

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.”

YouTube Link to Animated Short Video

Parenting LGBTQ+ Children Resources

LGBTQ+ Parent Resources

Organizations—Oregon & National

Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth or Children of LGBTQ+ Parents