Oregon Highlights

Oregon Appreciates Foster Families

One of the ways Oregon shows its appreciations to foster parents is by providing dedicated waiting rooms/lounges and reserved parking spaces to make their visits to agency offices easier.

Facts & Data

7,266 Children 0-17 in foster care
17% Youth who are not with a family (in group/institution)
24 Average length of stay for children in FC (months)
1,200 Number of children at risk for aging out
38% Youth with 1 placement
26% Youth with 2 placements
13% Youth with 3 placements
23% Youth with 4 or more placements

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Sec. of State Richardson makes statement about Oregon’s child welfare system

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Recognizes the Struggles of Many Foster Parents in the State

Foster Care in Oregon: Chronic management failures and high caseloads jeopardize the safety of some of the state's most vulnerable children

Audit: Oregon Foster Care Needs More Money, Culture Fix

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CHAMPS is an exciting new policy campaign with dozens of partner organizations working together to highlight the vital importance of foster parents to the health and well-being of children in foster care. Check out what’s going on nationally and in the states.