Make a Difference in the Life of an Indian Child

The Children & Family Services Program believes that in order for our children to grow and thrive as healthy Indian people, they need to be in safe and healthy environments. Our main goal is to reunify families that have been split apart due to abuse and neglect. While separated from their families, children need a safe, stable and loving home. Your help is needed, open your heart and your home to a child in need, become a foster parent today.

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Who are the Children in Children Family Services?

  • Boys and Girls, ages 0 to 18.
  • Tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
  • May be part of a sibling group.
  • Children with differing levels of needs.
  • May have been neglected, or physically, sexually or mentally abused.
  • May have been affected by drugs and alcohol.

Could You Be a Foster Parent?

  • Do you have lots of love, patience, stability, and attention to give to a child in need?
  • Do you have a strong support system of friends and/or family?
  • Do you have a passion to care for children in need?
  • If you have children of your own, are they excited about helping other children?
  • Do you have additional space for a foster child in your home?
  • Are you and your family in good health?
  • Do you have a reliable means of transportation?
  • Can you work in a partnership with a team of professionals for the best interest of the child?
  • Do you have a lot to give a child and expect a little in return?

What are the Requirements to be a Foster Parent?

  • At Least 21 Years Old
  • Caring, Patient, and Understanding
  • Committed to Connecting Children to their Culture, Family and the Community
  • Able to Work with a team of professionals including Caseworkers, Teachers, Therapists, & Community Members
  • Mentally and Emotionally Stable
  • Able to Meet Requirements for Housing & Safety
  • Able to Meet Your Financial Obligations and Have a Consistent Source of Income
  • Willing to Participate in Foster Care Training
  • Willing to Complete a Home Study and Foster Care Certification

Services We Offer Our Foster Parents

  • Monthly Foster Care Payments
  • Childcare, Respite & Mileage Reimbursement
  • Support of your Caseworker & Certifier
  • Foster Care Training
  • Foster Parent Support Groups
  • Foster Care Lending Library & Ongoing Resources
  • Foster Care Events & Activities
  • Foster Parent Appreciation

Different Types of Foster Care

  • Emergency / Respite Foster Care - A child may need a placement for a short period of time. The reasons vary from emergency removal to pending relative placements. Respite care is also offered to our current foster care providers, some families/children may need a break or have had previous plans.
  • Long-Term Foster Care - A foster home for a child in care will live as part of the family, with support from the Indian Child Welfare Program.
  • Therapeutic Foster care - Some children may need more specialized care due to medical, emotional, or mental health issues. Therapeutic foster homes receive specialized training, and are in high demand, for more information please ask.

How Do I Apply?

If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster parent, please visit or call the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Children & Family Services Program at 1-800-242-9196, for more information.

Here are Our Steps To Become Certified.

Foster Care Applications part’s 1, 2 & 3 are also available to print:The following only needs to be printed once: Children & Family Services Application Part 1

The following must be printed foreach applicant: Children & Family Services Application Part 2 Children & Family Services Application Part 3