LGBTQ+ Families, Youth & Kids

We welcome you! If you are a resource (foster), adoptive or guardianship LGBTQ+ family, a family parenting LGBTQ+ youth, a young person, or a community partner, we are here to support and serve you. Feel free to contact any of our welcoming Family Support Specialists, including LGBTQ+ Resource Specialist Michael McGrorty (he/him)

FREE Online Group for LGBTQ+ Youth (grades 5-9): Intersection Connection - Old Mill Center

ACAF logoSince 2013, ORPARC and the entire family of Northwest Resource Associates programs are proud to earn biannual certification for LGBTQ+ competency through the Human Rights Campaign All Children-All Families Program.

Educational Video on Family Acceptance

An animated short focused on family acceptance of youth with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE). This 9-minute video highlights the impact of rejection and how to provide support, acceptance and affirmation to youth with diverse SOGIE.

Parenting LGBTQ+ Children & Youth Resources

LGBTQ+ Materials in ORPARC's library and DIGITAL library

Culturally specific

Faith specific

LGBTQ+ Parent Resources

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

Organizations—Oregon & National

Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth or Children of LGBTQ+ Parents