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Supporting foster parents is key as we rebuild Oregon's ...

The author encourages a program created in Oregon that seeks to provide training and support for foster parents in hopes of reducing the number of times children must transition out of foster homes.


By Guest Columnist

By Kelli McKnight

The recent audit of the Department of Human Services/Child Welfare by Secretary of State Dennis Richardson's office highlighted some key areas for...

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Date: 2018-02-21 23:18:32

Related topics : foster care parent training / fosters home for children / foster parent program new york / foster parent support groups washington / foster care parents

Oregon needs more options before falling back on foster ...

It's especially tragic when state officials decide to remove a child when the risk of abuse or neglect is low, instead of providing help so the parents can build a healthier family. The data clearly show that children taken from parents and put into foster care are more likely to exhibit higher levels of adverse challenges in both the short and long term.

Early in my career, while working at a...

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Date: 2018-02-12 20:02:39

Related topics : children's way foster family agency / long term foster care parents rights / children in foster care / foster child washington state / foster care parents rights

110 dogs, 1 cat who were at risk of euthanization in ...

110 dogs, 1 cat who were at risk of euthanization in Oklahoma, fly to safety in Oregon


February 11, 2018 at 10:43 AM

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Gallery: Oklahoma pets flown to Oregon


The Oregonian/OregonLive

An Oklahoma non-profit organization chartered a 5 ½-hour flight Saturday to transport 110 dogs and one cat to Oregon, where two local humane societies are confident they...

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Date: 2018-02-11 18:43:52

Related topics : dogs available for adoption in oregon / dogs available for adoption in my area / dogs available for adoption / animals available for adoption

Portland-area pets for adoption Jan. 30 (photos ...

Portland-area pets for adoption Jan. 30 (photos)

Posted January 30, 2018 at 05:00 AM | Updated January 30, 2018 at 05:03 AM

Pets for adoption Jan. 30

Cat Alliance Team Sanctuary


Cherry is a gorgeous seven-year-old girl who was found in a basement where there was no way to get in or out. It is a mystery how she got there. When rescued, it was thought she was a kitten because of the poor...

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Date: 2018-02-01 16:02:59

Related topics : pet adoption services / looking to adopt a pet / photos of kids for adoption