Oregon Resources

Cub Triad Support Group
1st Wed. of the month. Sept-May
Time and Place announced each month.
Birth Parent Discussion Group
Meets 3rd Sundays in Odd Months from 2-5 PM
Participants host so location varies.

Adoption Connections of Oregon (ACO) -Eugene, Oregon based adoption support and education network

Adoption Health & Services 

Backline – Backline is dedicated to addressing the broad range of experiences and emotions surrounding pregnancy, parenting, adoption and abortion.

Bridge Meadows – Portland, OR based is a a unique multi-generational community

Children’s Program – The Children’s Program is a team of experienced clinicians who provide diagnostic, therapeutic and educational services to children, adolescents, and families.

Coalition of Oregon Adoption Agencies (COAA) – COAA is made up of over 20 adoption agencies that are licensed in Oregon. COAA member agencies meet monthly to share information on our practices, discuss legislation regarding adoptions, network, support, train, work to accurately portray adoption in the media, and community education about adoption.

Families of Russian and Ukrainian Adoptions Including Neighboring Countries (FRUA) – A non-profit support organization for families with children adopted from the former Soviet Union and its surrounding republics.

Families with Children from China (FCC) – A network of support for adoptive families and those interested in adoption from China.

Kinship House – A child mental health agency with expertise in work with children and their biological, foster, and adoptive families.

Lily Glass –  Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR who is passionate about helping the hurting find ways to heal and achieve wellness.

LionTree Counseling –  The professional counseling practice of Meg Jeske, L.P.C. Her clinical experience includes individual, couples, and group counseling with a focus on queer and trans identified individuals. Her clinical interests include gender, sexuality, grief & loss, parenting, and adoption.

MereAnn Reid – Raising resilience in growing families.

Northwest Adoptive Families Association (NAFA) – A support group for adoptive families and those interested in adoption.

Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC) – An information and referral service for Oregon DHS adoptive and assisted guardianship families.

Portland Adoption Counseling – Led by Nina Yates, M.S., an adopted person and Couples, Marriage and Family Therapist whose practice is focused on supporting people touched by adoption.

Professionals with the Post-Graduate Training Certificate in Therapy w/ Adoptive Families – Directory

The Adoption History Project – A website created by University of Oregon Professor Ellen Herman on the history of child adoption in the United States.




Adopted 2007 documentary film Adopted reveals the grit rather than the glamour of transracial adoption. First-     time director Barb Lee goes deep into the intimate lives of two well-meaning families and shows us the subtle   challenges they face.Adoptive Friends & Families of Greater Seattle.

Also Known As (AKA) At the heart of Also-Known-As, Inc., are adult adoptees and friends who create innovative post-adoption services, educational programs, and community building activities, serving those on their adoption life journey.

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys

American Adoption Congress (AAC) – Comprises individuals, families and organizations committed to adoption reform. We represent those whose lives are touched by adoption or other loss of family continuity.

 Concerned United Birthparents – CUB provides support for all family members separated by adoption; resources to help prevent unnecessary family separations; education about the life-long impact on all who are affected by adoption; and advocates for fair and ethical adoption laws, policies, and practices.

EthicaEthica is a nonprofit corporation that seeks to be an impartial voice for ethical adoption practices worldwide, and provides education, assistance, and advocacy to the adoption and foster care communities.

Families with Children from China (FCC)

Families for Russian &  Ukrainian Adoption, Including Neighboring Countries- FRUA

iPride – iPride’s mission is to build, cultivate and affirm families and communities across culture and color lines.

Latin American Heritage CampsNorth American Council on Adoptable Children – Advocates for the right of every child to a permanent, continuous, nurturing and culturally sensitive family.

Moms Living Clean – A documentary in progress by Sheila Ganz creator of the documentary Unlocking the Heart of Adoption.

North American Council on Adoptable Children – NACAC

The SPOON foundation– The SPOON foundation’s mission is to improve the nutrition of orphaned, fostered, and adopted children so they can grow and thrive.

The Ties Program- Adoptive family homeland Journeys – Specializing in customized international adoption journeys that are nurturing, child centered, “adoption aware” and fun!

Unlocking the Heart of Adoption – The website for the documentary Unlocking the Heart of Adoption. This documentary bridges the gap between birth and adoptive families through diverse personal stories of adoptees, birthparents, and adoptive parent