Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center


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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 programs include:

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 families;
  • Oregon DHS adoption staff;
  • Oregon Special Needs Adoption Coalition staff.

How Can I Contact ORPARC?

Call us at 1-800-764-8367 or 503-241-0799 (Portland metro area).
E-mail us at

Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

What Does ORPARC Provide?

  • information, assistance and referral
  • in-depth consultation, advocacy and support
  • 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

ORPARC refers 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

Professional 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

ORPARC hosts 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 a fee.

ORPARC Newsletter

ORPARC 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.

Lending Library

ORPARC features 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:

  • Books
  • Audiotapes
  • Videos
  • Information Packets
  • Articles and pamphlets
  • Spanish language materials

Support Groups

ORPARC maintains a list of support groups statewide. ORPARC can assist in forming new groups and enhancing existing groups with trainings, consultation, and library materials.

Web Resources

ORPARC lists sites of other support and information resources pertaining to adoption and special needs. Web resource categories are:

  • ORPARC Partners and Affiliations
  • Oregon State Adoption Resources (Mental Health, Adoption, Respite Care, Parent Education)
  • National Adoption Resources
  • Specialized Resources (Grandparent, Sexual Minorities, Disabled Children)
  • Online Web-based Trainings

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.


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