Adoption and Foster Care Programs
Our adoption and foster care services range from orientation, training and support of current and prospective adoptive and foster parents to maintaining state, regional, and national photolisting web sites, which feature children waiting for permanent homes.
We manage the national adoption photo-listing web site, which serves waiting children from across the United States. Funded by the U.S. Children's Bureau, this service is used by prospective adoptive families to find a match among the thousands of registered children. The web site is popular, with tens of thousands of unique visitors each month, with millions of monthly page views. www.adoptuskids.org
Alaska Center for Resource Families
In 1988, NWRA established the Alaska Foster Parent Training Center (since renamed the Alaska Center for Resource Families). This statewide resource offers training, support, and access to a resource collection of audio, video and printed materials for Alaska's resource families (foster and adoptive parents). Online training also is available. www.acrf.org
Northwest Adoption Exchange
The Northwest Adoption Exchange program has been providing special needs adoption services since 1976. We facilitate adoptive placements in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, as well as nationally. Each year we connect thousands of families from all over the United States with workers for waiting children. We also maintain a comprehensive media network and coordinate Saturday's Child newspaper articles and various Wednesday's Child TV programs throughout the region. www.nwae.org
Oregon Adoption Resource Exchange
The Oregon Adoption Resource Exchange (OARE) features photo and profile galleries of waiting foster children in the State of Oregon. A password protected website, OARE is a collaborative partnership between Northwest Adoption Exchange and the State of Oregon's Department of Human Services (DHS). www.oare-kids.org
Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center
The Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC) provides ongoing support, education, information, assistance, and referral services to post adoptive families and assisted guardianship families statewide. ORPARC was founded in April 1999 through a contract with the State of Oregon's Department of Human Services (DHS). www.orparc.org
Washington Adoption Resource Exchange
The Washington Adoption Resource Exchange (WARE) features photo and profile galleries of waiting foster children and available adoptive families in the State of Washington. A password protected website, WARE is a collaborative partnership between Northwest Adoption Exchange and the State of Washington's Children's Administration. www.warekids.org
Washington Foster Parent Information Center
Our call center is staffed by foster care and adoption professionals. We offer both general and specific information about foster care and adoption, home study and licensing requirements, and the processes involved in becoming foster or adoptive parents in Washington State. We also host and maintain a statewide recruitment database. The web-accessed database is used by local recruitment specialists to record information about the families they work with and to track their progress in the licensing process. For more information, call us toll free at 1.888.543.7414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.