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What can Foster Care look like?
Stepping into foster care is a significant decision. It can be intimidating, but it can be life changing. We’re here to walk with you through this journey. You are not alone.
There are 3 different ways you can care for children and youth in foster care in Oregon.
Caring for children in foster care when a long-term placement is unavailable or the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) office is closed. Shelter families care for children for 20 days or less.
Providing a home for a child in foster care until they can be reunified with a birth parent or adopted by a relative, foster (resource) parent or other individual.
Therapeutic Foster Care
Children with the highest level of needs or most complex behaviors are served through private agencies across Oregon in proctor or therapeutic foster (resource) homes. More information about becoming a proctor foster care parent can be found here.
Steps to Becoming a Foster (Resource) Parent
- 1 Connect with Every Child Oregon
- 2 Get connected to local ODHS Child Welfare Team
- 3 ODHS initiates Certification Process
- 4 Receive resources and information about certification and foster care
- 5 Become certified and receive child placement
- 6 Receive ongoing support through Every Child Oregon and ODHS