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Foster Parent Info Session

East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th
740 Southeast 106th Avenue
Portland, OR 97216, US (map)



The need for foster parents in the Portland-metro area is great. But the rewards of fostering are even greater.

On any given day, 8,000 youth are in Oregon's foster care system. Each year, youth enter foster care in need of stabilty, safety, and a renewed sense of belonging. As a Boys & Girls Aid foster parent, you will provide crucial support, shelter and healthy relationships.

Our Programs

Boys & Girls Aid welcomes dependable adults from any background, who can make long-term or short-term commitments, to apply. We serve youth aged 4-21 in placements that can range from a few weeks to a few years. Our foster parents recieve a monthly, tax-free stipend to cover the expenses of caring for youth in our foster care program.

Our Requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have all persons 16 years and older in the home pass a criminal background check
  • Have at least one Oregon licensed driver in the home with a safe driving record
  • Be able to transport youth during the week as needed
  • Have a separate bedroom in the home for youth in foster care

Our Support

  • Responsive program staff available 24/7
  • Ongoing free professional training and support
  • Knowledgeable certification staff with small caseloads
  • Paid, monthly respite care
  • Monthly, tax-free stipends

Interested in attending and learning more? Sign up at www.boysandgirlsaid.org/fostercare.