Boys & Girls Aid



A Good Heart and a Stable Home

Our foster parents are a diverse group of men and women who share a desire to see young people succeed. Our youth are looking for adults who:

  • Genuinely enjoy spending time with children and teens
  • Want to offer youth opportunities for fun
  • Believe in children and teens
  • Have a sense of humor
  • Don’t expect kids to be perfect

Different parents for different kids

Boys & Girls Aid welcomes dependable foster parents who can make short or long term commitments. Whether you are single, partnered or married; live in an apartment or house; work inside or outside of the home; you may be just what our children need.

Think you’re ready for the next step? Here’s a quick checklist to see.

  • I am at least 21 years old
  • All adults living in my home will become a certified foster parent
  • All persons 16 years and older living in my home will pass a criminal history check
  • My home has at least one licensed driver with a safe driving record
  • Our home has a separate bedroom for youth in foster care
  • I can demonstrate financial stability and have a current source of income
  • I am able to attend three full weekend days of training prior to certification
  • I am able to transport youth during the week to our agency locations in either SW or SE Portland
  • Once certified, I am able to attend monthly Foster Parent meetings on the third Tuesday of each month

If you answered yes to all of the above, you are ready to start the process. Contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 503.542.2301 to begin your application.