Focusing on the long-term

As a foster parent, you will provide more than just a place to stay. Your home may be the first place a child has felt safe in a long time. Children in foster care have experienced abuse, neglect and uncertainty. Boys & Girls Aid serves children and young adults between the ages of 4-21 years old. You will give them:

 
 

 
 
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A focus on long-term stability

Children in foster care have felt abandoned by adults. You will help them feel like they belong somewhere.

 
 
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Innovative programming

Children in foster care have been in unsafe environments for most of their lives. You will be a part of programming that focuses on rebuilding trust in adults.

 
 
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Tools, training and ongoing support

Children in foster care are behind in many critical areas of school and life. You will help them thrive.

 
 
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We are here to support you

We believe in our foster parents and we want them to succeed in every way. We offer training, support and paid time off to ensure youth are placed with the best possible foster parents. As a foster parent, you will receive:

  • Extensive training on how to be successful as a foster parent and understand the needs of children in foster care

  • 24 hour support to answer questions, provide guidance and assist with emergencies so foster parents never feel alone

  • A community of other like-minded foster parents where people can share ideas, advice and expertise with one another

Learn more about our specific foster care programs.

 
 

 
 

Join us at an upcoming information session

 

Wednesday, April 24th, 6:00-7:00 PM
Friendly House - Keeston Room
1737 NW 26th Ave
Portland, OR 97210

Tuesday, May 7th, 6:00-7:00 PM
West Portland United Methodist Church
4729 SW Taylors Ferry Rd
Portland, OR 97219

Thursday, May 23rd, 6:00-7:00 PM
Oregon Public House
700 NE Dekum St
Portland, OR 97211

 
 
 

Questions about foster care? Contact us.

Reach out to Nana Hebert at 503.542.2322 or nhebert@boysandgirlsaid.org.

 
 
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