How Do I Become a Foster Parent in Oregon?

Explore Fostering Social for Every Child Oregon

Hear From Experienced Foster (Resource) Parents in Oregon Through Info Sessions

Fostering and Respite Information

Explore Fostering Socials/
Explore Fostering Coffee House

These events are a place to hear experienced resource (foster) parents share about the joys and heartbreaks of foster care in a no-pressure environment.

Events vary from in person social or virtual panel discussions via Zoom led by Every Child staff. The panel will include a mix of current resource (foster) families and ODHS Child Welfare Certifier. The panel is present to offer their perspectives and answer any questions you may have.

Who should attend? This the perfect next step for those interested in learning more about the foster care journey, as well as those that have already started their certification training.


Event generally runs 90 min

Time set aside to meet and mingle with other prospective foster (resource) parents in your community and hear first-hand from foster parents with lived experience.

Brief overview of foster care and then facilitated panel discussion with local foster parents.

Representative from Oregon’s Department of Human services will also be available to share about the certification process, requirements, and resources available to support you once you become certified. 

*At our Explore Fostering Social events we make sure to answer your questions around guidelines to become a certified foster parent, the financial expectations and resources provided as well as general information that will be helpful to your unique situation.

Volunteering with Every Child


Are you interested volunteering with Every Child? Join the DISCOVER Zoom call (a web-based video conference call) in the comfort of your own home.

During this virtual 45 minute session, our team will share who we are and why we are so passionate about vulnerable children in care and those who serve them. Come and learn how you can make an impact in your local Oregon community!
There is something YOU can do!

Who should attend? This the perfect next step for those not yet ready to become a foster parent in Oregon but interested in learning more about the work Every Child does and volunteering with our different programs.

Every Child and our statewide affiliates host Explore Fostering events to meet you wherever you are on your journey to supporting the kids and teens impacted by foster care in Oregon.