A Family For Every Child is a nonprofit organization located in Eugene, Oregon. AFFEC’S mission is to find loving, permanent families for every waiting foster child.
Under the direction of the Adoption Agency Program Staff, the Adoption Worker Assistant is responsible for assisting the Adoption Worker(s) with their families in all steps of the adoption process, such as meeting with families, admins support and knowledge on policy work, and recruiting children for families. Our Adoption Workers are responsible for assessing, training and providing support to families within their caseload during the entire duration of the adoption process from orientation through finalization, while ensuring compliance with agency policies and procedures, and all federal and state requirements and laws. The Adoption Worker Assistant will have the opportunity to obtain very hands-on social work experience that will help in applying for and finding a job in the Social Work field.
Compliance with any and all laws and regulations governing child placing and adoption agencies including state, federal, and international laws and regulations as well as the Agency Policy.
Providing services so as to meet the needs of the client with the highest of professional standards of human services practice and Agency standards as specified, and per designated timelines under the direction and supervision of the Agency. Services will include at least three shadow opportunities with an Adoption Worker and one of their families.
Family recruitment and follow up.
Initial family meeting/Orientation.
Conducting family interviews and retrieving sufficient information needed in preparation for composition of family home study.
Assisting families through family/child matching process.
Assisting families through initial placement with child/children, including creation of a transition plan and completion of required legal documents.
Maintaining contact with family after placement and providing continual support as well as conducting monthly interviews and completing required legal documents necessary for finalization of adoption.
Updating and renewing family home studies when necessary.
Submit case notes, daily/weekly, and status reports to Agency for and with an Adoption Worker on behalf of their families, and in person meetings, as required by the Agency and/or State regulations into the database.
Attend multiple monthly Adoption worker trainings and other opportunities we can provide for training as available.
A Family for Every Child is dedicated to finding loving, permanent families for every waiting foster child." Our intention is to develop programs that assist special-needs/challenging-to-place foster children in finding their own Forever Families.
A Family For Every Child, a nonprofit organization, was started by Christy Obie-Barrett and dozens of dedicated and passionate volunteers. In 2006, AFFEC was formed and developed into an organization focused on finding permanent and loving adoptive homes for Oregon's waiting children. We started with our first project called The Heart Gallery in November, 2006, and now we have blossomed into ten incredibly successful programs. None of this could have occurred without the wonderful support from thousands of volunteers, sponsors, in-kind donors, photographers, and many more!