Oregon Adoption Resources for Families







"I don't want me and my brother to keep on moving and moving. We need an adoptive family so we can be happy, and so they can be happy."

—Oregon foster child


Oregon State Resources:


Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) — Oregon DHS provide special needs adoption services and resources. They assist and support families interested in fostering or adopting Oregon waiting children.

Boys and Girls Aid (BGAid) — Boys and Girls Aid is the lead agency of the Special Needs Adoption Coalition (SNAC), and offers foster care adoption services for families. For more information, please call The State of Oregon Foster Care and Adoption Information Line 1-800-331-0503 or email oregonkids@boysandgirlsaid.org.


The State of Oregon's Private Special Needs Adoption Coalition Agencies:


Adoptions of Southern Oregon

All God's Children

Bethany Christian Services

Catholic Charities Oregon

Christian Family Adoptions

A Family for Every Child

Holt International Children's Services Inc.

Red Thistle Adoptions

Tree of Life Adoption Center

World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP)


Counseling, Support and Post Adoption Services:


Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC) — A free, statewide resource for Oregon families adopting through the foster care system; assisted guardianship families; and special needs adoption professionals in Oregon. ORPARC provides support, education, information, referral, training, and resources.

Oregon Directory of Therapists, Portland State University — All therapists listed have completed the post-graduate certificate program in therapy with adoptive and foster families.

Northwest Adoptive Families Association (NAFA) — A volunteer-run organization lending support to both pre-and post adoptive families in Oregon and SW Washington.

Kinship House — A Portland-based, non-profit agency providing counseling and supportive services to families and children in transition to adoption and permanency.

Adoption Mosaic — A Portland-based, non-profit group offering resources and support to the greater adoption community.

Adoption Connections of Oregon (ACO) — A Eugene-based adoption support and education network.

Autism Lifespan Coach — A Portland-based consultation service ensuring families and people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder are correctly connected to the local and state resources available to them.

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