What is ORPARC?
The Oregon Post Adoption Resource
Center (ORPARC) is a division of Northwest
Resource Associates, a multi-faceted non-profit that provides an
array of services for the human services community. With six offices in three
states, NWRA has been successfully designing, developing, implementing,
managing and evaluating programs since 1980. Along with ORPARC, our current
ORPARC is contracted to provide
services for Oregon DHS adoptive and assisted guardianship families. ORPARC was
founded in April 1999 through a contract with the State of Oregon's Department
of Human Services (DHS).
Who Can Use ORPARC?
- Oregon families who have
adopted children through any state foster care system;
- Oregon assisted guardianship
- Oregon DHS adoption staff;
- Oregon Special Needs Adoption
How Can I Contact ORPARC?
Call us at 1-800-764-8367 or 503-241-0799
(Portland metro area).
E-mail us at email@example.com
Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
What Does ORPARC Provide?
- information, assistance and
- in-depth consultation, advocacy
- parent education and trainings
- lending library
- assistance to families in
establishing or connecting to systems of support such as groups, respite
and other parents
Information, Assistance and Referral
families to community resources such as therapists, support groups, educational
programs, and recreational enrichment. ORPARC also maintains a database of statewide
resources to assist families in accessing services.
Consultation, Advocacy and Support
staff with training and expertise in adoption and guardianship issues provide
supportive listening, problem-solving assistance, and parenting consultations.
ORPARC also offers brief case management, and in-depth follow up consultation
services to families needing to avert or respond to crises.
Parent Education and Trainings
trainings throughout the state at no charge to eligible users. Translation
services and special accommodations are also available. Some trainings may be
open to non-eligible adoptive parents and professionals as space allows and for
distributes a seasonal newsletter with topical articles and information on new
library materials and upcoming ORPARC and community partner trainings and
events. If you would like to receive the newsletter electronically, please
provide us with your name and email address.
an extensive lending library of materials related to adoption, guardianship,
parenting, child development, and special needs. Materials are mailed free of
charge with return postage paid, and include:
maintains a list of support groups statewide. ORPARC can assist in forming new
groups and enhancing existing groups with trainings, consultation, and library
sites of other support and information resources pertaining to adoption and
special needs. Web resource categories are:
Partners and Affiliations
State Adoption Resources (Mental Health, Adoption, Respite Care, Parent
Resources (Grandparent, Sexual Minorities, Disabled Children)
Recursos en español (Spanish language resources)
El Centro de
Recursos Pos-adoptivos de Oregon ("ORPARC" en las siglas en ingles)
ofrece sus servicios, un boletín trimestral, y entrenamientos a las familias
calificadas para recibir nuestros servicios. No duden en llamarnos y pedir
información y recursos en español.