Foster Care

To make sure our children and youth get the best care possible, we need our communities to join us in wrapping supports around resource families and case workers. Everyone can help in ways small and large. Learn how you can help​.

What is Foster Care?

Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for children who need a safe place to live when their parents or guardians cannot safely take care of them.

Most children are in foster care because of a history of abuse or neglect.

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Types of Foster Care

Oregon DHS has a single certification process that all applicants must go through to be approved to be resource parents. You can apply as a General, Child Specific, or Relative/Kinship applicant, or you can be certified as a General, Child Specific, or Relative/Kinship resource family.

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​Bec​ome a Resource Parent

​You can make a difference by stepping up when children need help the most. By becoming a resource parent, you can give children a safe place to live while their families get the help they need.

Learn steps to become a resource parent

Wonde​​ring about the term resource parent?

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