Our Programs



Our work falls generally into four program areas: Adoption and Foster Care; Program Evaluation; Training; and Accreditation. Historically, we have focused attention on the areas of special needs adoption, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, family-centered practice (family preservation and family reunification), services for the severe and chronic mentally ill (including homeless populations and mentally ill offenders), and services for victims of sexual abuse/assault.

We deliver many of our services through program divisions, each of which serves specific client groups. The Alaska Center for Resource Families offers training and support to foster, adoptive and guardianship families. The Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center supports adoptive and guardianship families. The Northwest Adoption Exchange helps find adoptive families for children who live in foster care in the Pacific Northwest States.