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Adult Foster Care Provider Application

Provides information about orientation and application requirements for foster providers for people with developmental disabilities in Washington County.

Office Closure Notice

The lobby of the Developmental Disabilities office located at 3700 SW Murray Blvd, Ste. 2100, in Beaverton, will be temporarily closed effective February 5, 2024 until further notice. This office location will still accept documents in the drop box located outside of the building and is open for appointment only. If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact the main line at: 503-846-3150. Thank you for your understanding. 

New Foster Provider Orientation

Adult foster provider applicants must go to a Washington County DD adult foster care orientation. Applicants must attend within the year before being licensed.

Upcoming orientation sessions

Orientations are held in the auditorium from 1-4 p.m. at the Public Services Building, 155 N. First Ave., Hillsboro. This location is accessible by public transportation and is one block from the Hatfield Government Center MAX stop.

January 22, 2024
April 15, 2024
July 15, 2024
October 14, 2024

No registration is required. Participants must attend the entire orientation meeting to receive attendance certificates. Individuals arriving late will not receive attendance certificates.

DD Adult Foster Provider Application Process

The application process is reviewed during foster provider orientation meetings.

Please note that the application is not complete until all required information is submitted with the required non-refundable fee. Incomplete applications are void after 60 days of the date the application form is received. Failure to provide accurate information may result in the denial of the application. 

Incomplete applications are void after 60 days of the date the application form is received. Failure to provide accurate information may result in the denial of the application.

Initial Application Forms

Below are the required application forms for your use:

Mandatory abuse reporting

Foster providers and their staff are mandatory reporters. Foster providers and their staff must report the abuse or neglect of individuals with developmental disabilities as defined in OAR 407-045-0260.

Providers must keep proof of mandatory abuse report training. This training is required for the provider, resident manager, and substitute caregivers:

  • Before licensure
  • Upon hire
  • Every year

To report suspected abuse, visit the Protective Services page for contact information.
For more information on mandatory abuse reporting, please see the state’s website reporting abuse and neglect


After the application is received by our office, a licensor will be assigned to the applicant's home. After all required application materials are received, the licensor will schedule a time to license the home.

Licensors are not able to visit prospective foster home locations before licensing. Providers may call or e-mail licensors to ask questions or raise concerns before sending in the application materials. Licensors are not able to advise applicants about selection of specific properties.

After a home is licensed, licensors will visit the foster home throughout the licensing year. Visits may be announced or unannounced.

The length of time to get licensed varies for each applicant. It depends on many factors such as:

  • When the applicant can attend an initial orientation meeting
  • Completeness of the application materials
  • If physical modifications need to be completed in the home
  • Responsiveness of the applicant’s references
  • Other delays

The referral process is discussed in detail at orientation meetings. Licensing does not guarantee that individuals will be placed in the home. If an individual is placed in a foster home, placement is not guaranteed for any length of time. 

DD adult foster home licenses are issued for one year. About three months before the end date, the provider will receive a license renewal packet from the state DD Licensing Unit. Submit the completed licensing renewal packet to the Washington County licensor at least 60 days before the license end date. A licensing visit will then be scheduled, about 30 days before the license end date.

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