Get to Know Our Foster Care Agencies in Oregon

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Foster Plus is an effort of 11 nonprofit social service agencies collaborating to connect kids in need with the support and stability of committed, caring foster families. We partner to raise awareness for the growing need for foster care in Oregon and provide foster families with the training and resources they need to make a […]

Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Respite Foster Parent

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Being a foster parent can be deeply meaningful. Connecting with young people and providing them with a safe and supportive home is a fulfilling calling. But even the most dedicated foster parents need moments to rest and recharge. That’s where respite foster parents step in, offering a vital break that nurtures parents and kids alike. […]

Adrian’s Story: The Power of LGBTQIA2S+ Foster Parents

Foster parent Adrian at his home.

As we reflect back on this year’s celebration of Pride Month, we wanted to take a moment to shed some light on the realities faced by LGBTQIA2S+ youth in foster care. We also want to share the incredible story of one foster parent who’s creating space for LGBTQIA2S+ youth to find hope and belonging. Experiences […]

National Foster Care Month: How You Can Make a Difference in the Youth Mental Health Crisis

National Foster Care Month: How You Can Make a Difference in the Youth Mental Health Crisis May is National Foster Care Month. According to the Children’s Bureau, this year’s theme — Strengthening Minds. Uplifting Families. —  is all about taking a “holistic and culturally responsive approach to supporting the mental health needs of those involved […]

Debunking Common Myths About Foster Care

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Deciding to be a foster parent is a big deal. If you’ve never dealt with the foster care system, you might have tons of questions about how to become a foster parent and what it’s like to welcome a foster youth into your home. But let’s be real, there are a lot of myths and […]

Understanding Kinship Care

Recent data show that 3% of all children in the United States — that’s over 2.5 million kids — are being raised by relatives because their parents aren’t able to care for them.[1] This kind of arrangement is referred to as kinship care. After celebrating Kinship Care Month this September, we wanted to take the […]