Foster and Kinship Care

Higher Education Tuition Waiver for Current & Former Foster Youth
Youth, Rights & Justice supported legislation developed by the Oregon Foster Youth Connection to provide tuition waivers to students who were in foster care for at least one year between the ages of 16-21 years and are currently under age 25. The assistance is provided to students attending an Oregon community college or university. Get your questions answered, and read about more resources: Oregon Foster Youth Connection.

Your Rights in Foster Care
Intended to answer some of the questions foster youth might have about legal rights, foster care, and about going to court. This guide is copyright free.

A Teen's Survival Guide to Leaving Foster Care in Oregon
This contains important information for teens who are about to leave foster care. Topics include: Your Rights; Staying Healthy; What does it mean to be 18?; Crimes & Punishment; Moving Out; Making a Difference; Getting an Education; Getting Around; Going to Work; Public Assistance; and Money Matters. This guide is copyright free.

Kinship Caregivers and the Child Welfare System
A fact sheet for families from the Child Welfare Information Gateway (December 2010). Topics include: types of kinship care; what to expect from the child welfare system; services; the courts; permanent families for children; and others.