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You’ve read about the urgent need for foster parents. You’ve visited our website and learned about the qualifications and the rewards associated with becoming a foster parent at Boys & Girls Aid. And you’re ready to get started helping children in your community. What next?
If you meet our initial screening requirements, our Outreach Coordinator will invite you to a monthly information session or schedule a personal one-on-one meeting to share more about our foster care programs. This meeting allows us to get to know you better and gives you the opportunity to ask our staff questions about foster parenting.
Complete and submit our Foster Care Application. You may return your completed form to:
Attn: Foster Care
Boys & Girls Aid
018 SW Boundary Court
Portland, OR 97239
The foster care team will review your application.
If your application is approved, the Outreach Coordinator will contact you with information on beginning the background check process and submitting your fingerprints.
Once we have received your fingerprint card and submitted your background check, you will be invited to attend training sessions designed to give you the tools you need to become successful.
A clinician will contact you to set a time to begin the certification process. This includes paperwork and an in-depth interview and home visit to make sure you are ready to welcome a foster child.
Congratulations! After you have successfully completed all of the paperwork, passed the criminal history check and had your homestudy completed, you will become a certified foster parent for Boys & Girls Aid.