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Foster Parent Spotlight: Anthony Dixon

Foster Parent Spotlight: Anthony Dixon Anthony Dixon has been a foster parent for almost 29 years. His foster care journey is something to be admired; full of courage and perseverance. Growing up, Anthony moved around a lot. His father was in the military and when Anthony was seven years old, his parents divorced. These combined experiences…
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The Simple Things

The Simple Things We got our first placement before school was out. As we settled in on our first night together, this chatty 7-year-old girl started telling us about her school we needed to take her to in the morning. As she was talking something seemed to dawn on her, she paused in her story,…
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Why I Foster

It's Foster Care Awareness Month!   May is Foster Care Awareness Month! This is a time where we spread awareness about the foster care system, acknowledge the foster care crisis in our state and highlight and thank all of those involved in touching the lives of these children at such high-stress times. But we also…
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Douglas County Makeover

Douglas County Makeover In Reedsport, Oregon, the transformation of the DHS office is providing an intentional and home-like space for children in care and their biological families. The spruce-up included new flooring, a dining table, storage for new toys, and a new couch! Even the waiting room got a new look!We are so thankful for Lowes, Home…
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Every Child Expansion Efforts in Klamath County

“Many people have this perception of foster parents, and social workers, but they really don’t understand what they go through, the sacrifices that are made,” said Brooke Gray. Gray is the executive director of government partnerships at Portland Leadership Foundation, which sponsors the Every Child Oregon initiative. The initiative is designed to encourage Oregonians to…
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