Foster Care

There are both adult and child foster care homes in Washington County that serve individuals with developmental disabilities. 

While the actual license and certification is issued by the state office of Aging and People with Disabilities, Washington County is involved in the licensing and certification of the homes as well as orientation, training and monitoring. 

If you are interested in learning more about becoming an adult foster care provider, please click on the following link: DD Adult Foster Care Homes Overview 

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a DD Children's Foster Home provider, please click on the following link: DD Child Foster Care Homes

Adult Foster Care Basic Training Program

If you are planning on applying to become an Adult DD Foster Care provider, substitute caregiver or resident manager, you must study the Basic Training Course manual and DVD links below.

Once you have studied the material and are ready, please call 503-846-3155 to schedule a time to take the Foster Care provider test. All adult foster care applicants are required to complete the Basic Training Course and pass the provider test prior to being licensed as a foster care provider.

Foster Care Test Times

  • Monday: 9:00 a.m.                 
  • Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.                   
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m.              

Adult DD Foster Care Videos: AFCH Training Videos

To download and study the Adult DD Foster Care Training Manual: AFCH Training Manual 

Foster Provider Orientation

Foster provider applicants are required to attend a Washington County foster care orientation prior to being licensed. Orientations are conducted approximately quarterly throughout the year. Preregistration is required. If you are interested in attending an orientation meeting, please fill out the form below to receive notification of the next orientation date.

Indicate testing time, if applicable


Oregon Administrative Rules for Foster Care

Adult Foster Homes for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: OAR 411-360-0010 through 0310

Foster Homes for Children with Developmental Disabilities: OAR 411-346-0165 through 0230

Emergency Preparedness

Foster providers are required to complete an emergency preparedness plan. Details of the plan requirements may be found in the foster care administrative rules.

Sample emergency plan format