Boys & Girls Aid

Attachment in Adoption

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This training reviews Attachment Theory and will:

  • Discuss adult attachments
  • Build concrete skills in developing attachments for children in foster care and children adopted out of foster care
  • Help participants to view behaviors through an attachment lens

Building attachment with a your current or future child is essential to stabilizing the family in the short or long-term. Successful parents benefit from understanding how the attachment dynamic functions in all relationships; especially the one they have with their children.

Training delivered by Leah Brookner, MSW, MA, ABD


Boys & Girls Aid
018 SW Boundary Court,
Portland, OR 97239-3939


$80 per couple
$50 per couple

Families working with Boys & Girls Aid

$60 per couple
$40 per individual

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Child Specific Recruitment Referral Form

Boys & Girls Aid (BGAID) holds a contract with the Department to provide Child Specific Recruitment services for any child or sibling group with a permanency plan other than return home. This service involves preparing the child or sibling group for permanency, biological family search and engagement, and preparation of the permanent resource for transition.

Click here to fill out the Child Specific Recruitment referral form.

Oregon Foundations Training at Boys & Girls Aid

We offer free quarterly trainings for all families pursuing Foster Care Adoption or Foster Certification in Oregon. Registration to attend is required and space is limited; most training sessions fill up one month in advance.

Upcoming Trainings

November 16-18, 2017 Full
November 16-18, 2017 Wait-list Open


Trainings are held at our headquarters in Portland at 018 SW Boundary Court, Portland, OR 97239-3939.

To Register

Email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call us at 503.542.2301

Do these dates not work for your schedule? The Oregon Department of Human Services lists other organizations who provide Foundations Trainings.

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Client Confidentiality

At Boys & Girls Aid we maintain the confidentiality of our clients. Names, contact information, and identifying information are kept private and are not shared with donors, the media, or the public.

Names, photographs, and identifying details are changed in Boys & Girls Aid literature and on this website to allow us to share the stories of children in our care, while treating their privacy with the utmost respect.

Donor Confidentiality

Boys & Girls Aid also does not share donor lists or donor information.  All donor information including names and addresses are kept confidential.  Donor names are listed in the annual report unless a donor informs us that he/she would like to remain anonymous.  All donors to Boys & Girls Aid have the right to review their information.  We use a secure website for collecting donations and there is limited access within the agency to that data.

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Boys and Girls Aid is located at:

018 SW Boundary Court
Portland, OR 97239

Toll free: 1.877.932.2734
p 503.222.9661
f  503.224.5960

Our offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.