If you are considering adopting a child from foster care in Oregon, the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) has a helpful website that explains the details relating to that process. That website can be found here.
If you are just beginning your adoption journey and would like a resource that explains the step-by-step process involved with a foster care adoption, that information can be found here.
Lastly, you can find detailed information about financial assistance for adoptive families here.
As explained in the step-by-step guide noted above, after a child has been placed in a home for the purpose of adoption, the legal action of finalization can occur. Once a court issues a final decree of adoption, the child is legally part of the adoptive family. In our practice, we find that assisting families with the finalization of the foster care adoption process is incredibly rewarding. We are also able to assist families who want legal assistance earlier in the process, such as when negotiating a post-adoption communication agreement with a member of a child’s birth family.