3 Portland-area Support Groups for Foster Parents

In search of a support community or resources to help you along your foster parent journey? You’re not alone! There are both local and national organizations and groups that provide respite, resources, and communities for learning, sharing, and growing in support of developing stronger and healthier foster families.

In Portland, there are several initiatives you can connect with no matter your needs:

Embrace Oregon

Hosts several events each month to support and engage foster parents across the state. Click here to see Embrace Oregon’s upcoming events and activities for foster parents.


Provides outpatient mental health therapy for children in the foster care system or on the journey of adoption and their families.

1823 NE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97212-3907

(503) 460-2796


Provides online support and training for foster parents. Training includes a forum where foster parents can learn from each other.

*Note: Recommendations are not an endorsement of services provided.

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