Welcome to Morrison’s Foster Care programs. Our Foster Care team recruits, trains, and supports full-time and respite providers. It would be our pleasure to welcome you to our team!

Share Your Home.

Over 11,000 of Oregon’s children are placed in foster care annually. Oregon is currently in crisis due to the overall shortage of available foster homes. Some of the most vulnerable children in our community simply don’t have a stable, nurturing, and healing environment to transition to. These children have experienced differing levels of trauma and loss and desperately need a safe space to heal.

Are you the home they have been waiting for? We would love to partner with you as part of our foster care team if you have the patience and willingness to positively impact a child’s life.

Share Your Heart.

If you have a compassionate heart for children, you most likely have what it takes to make a difference! Morrison serves foster children aged 3 to 17 who have experienced significant trauma. Our goal is to carefully match children to nurturing homes where they can safely heal and grow. Morrison offers four different foster care programs, ranging from Full-Time Foster Care, Full-Time Adolescent Teen Treatment Programs, and Part-Time Planned and Crisis Respite Care.

Become a Foster Parent.

Morrison’s Foster Care Programs are inclusive and embrace foster provider diversity. Our providers share a common desire to care for kids using a trauma-informed approach, a willingness to share life experiences, and a desire to be part of a team working towards healing a child. Morrison provides excellent training, superior 24/7 support, a generous tax-free monthly stipend, and community donations throughout the year.

We are looking for individuals who have:

  • A desire to offer youth enriching and fun life experiences
  • A sense of humor
  • A belief in empowering children and teens
  • An understanding that children aren’t perfect, but that every child is important

Before becoming a foster provider, you must complete Morrison’s certification process. This includes pre-service trainings, family & home studies, home safety checks, CPR/First Aid and NCI (Non-violent Crisis Intervention) certifications.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 25 year of age
  • Have an existing separate bedroom with a window that can be dedicated to a child
  • Financially stable
  • Have at least one Oregon licensed driver with a safe driving record in the home
  • All members 18 or over in the home will need to pass a criminal background check

Contact Us

For more information please contact Caren Summers-Nomura at 503-736-6510 or caren.summers-nomura@morrisonkids.org.