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Become a Boys & Girls Aid Foster Parent

You have read about the urgent need for foster parents. You have 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?

Step One

Contact us here, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or at 503.542.2301. We can conduct an initial phone screening, and get you started on the process.

Step Two

Attend a free monthly information session or schedule a personal one-on-one meeting to learn more about our foster care programs. 

Step Three

Complete and submit the Foster Care Application. You may return your completed form to:

Attn: Sasha Travaglio
Boys & Girls Aid
018 SW Boundary Court
Portland, OR 97239
or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to Sasha, our Recruitment Coordinator.

Step Four

The foster care team will review your application.

Step Five

If your application is approved, you will be contacted with information on beginning the background check process and submitting your fingerprints.

Step Six

You will then receive an initial phone screening and if approved, you will be invited to attend training sessions designed to give you the tools you need to become a successful foster parent.

Step Seven

A clinician will then 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 youth.

Step Eight

Congratulations! After you have successfully completed all of the paperwork, passed the criminal history check and had your home study completed, you will become a certified foster parent for Boys & Girls Aid.