Department of Human Services: State of Oregon Foster and Adoptive Parenting

About The Organization

Child victims of abuse and neglect are often more vulnerable to being re-victimized, making children residing in foster care more at risk of being sexually exploited by others.  There are over 8,000 Oregon kids living in foster care today.  At times, foster children run away and are often picked up by law enforcement, if found.  As a runaway, a child’s vulnerability increases to outside dangers such exposure to the outside elements, unstable housing, such as having to trade sexual favors for food, shelter, protection, drugs and/or money, etc.

How You Can Help

Consider becoming an adoptive or foster parent.  If you are not able to consider being a foster or adoptive family for a child, please consider being a respite care provider.  The following agencies, among others, offer opportunities for individuals and families to provide short-term care for at-risk children.  Please contact them directly to learn more.

Morrison Child & Family Services:
Albertina Kerr:
Maple Star Oregon:

To Report Abuse:

Multnomah 503-731-3100 local
800-509-5439 toll free
(Dedicated child abuse hotlines)
7 days a week
24 hours daily
Clackamas 971-673-7112 local
(Dedicated child abuse hotline)
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Washington 503-681-6917 local
(Dedicated child abuse hotline)
800-275-8952 dial 1, toll free
(Main office number)
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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