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What is relief care?

With relief care, you provide care for foster kids on a temporary basis – just a day or two at a time. Relief parents support full-time foster parents, giving them time off when they need it and helping to ensure Oregon's foster kids receive the best possible care. Relief parents can also provide care for a kid who is waiting for a local agency to find a longer-term home.

Relief care is a way to make a difference in the lives of young people, with a lower commitment than full-time fostering.

"What do I love best? The connection with the kids, the moments we share and the feeling that I'm helping them reach their potential. It fills my heart. I can't think of a more fulfilling way to spend my time."


What's Involved

As a relief parent, you'll be a part of a team supporting Oregon's foster kids and families. Here's what's involved:

  • Specialized training to prepare you to care for kids with higher needs
  • 24/7 access to support staff such as case managers and counselors
  • Certification and background checks to make sure you and your family are a good fit
  • Financial support starting at $45 per day
  • Flexible scheduling based on your family's availability

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