Special Needs Adoption and Permanency Services

OUR MISSION: To support children in foster care who have special needs, to decrease the time they wait for permanent families, and to expand the geographical boundaries in which the best adoptive families may be found.

Please note: Ads that appear above are a fundraising tool used by SNAPS. They are not an endorsement by our staff, nor by our Board of Directors for any of the services offered. We neither choose nor control what is listed there. PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS. DO NOT use adoption or referral agencies that are not licensed in your state.


The Idaho Wednesday’s Child Program is a contracted partnership with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. A new vendor, the Idaho Child Welfare Resource and Training Center (ICWRTC) was recently awarded this contract through a competitive bid process. Families who are pursuing adoption of any of the children SNAPS, Inc. has represented at this site may access child profiles and portraits at the new Idaho Wednesday's Child website. We will post a forwarding link to that site as soon as we have it.

Below you will find profiles for children who need permanent families in the State of Oregon.

Wednesday's Child Northwest (SNAPS, Inc.) facilitates youth-specific listings for all ages, which includes a photo and limited information about each child. Weekly Wednesday's Child KXLY (Spokane) television broadcasts share the strengths, interests, desires and ongoing work of waiting youths. Child profiles highlight family characteristics and parenting skills each specific child needs. We protect privacy and emotional safety by not listing diagnoses, if any and not focussing on an individual child’s trauma history. 

Under the direction of state agencies, SNAPS facilitates adoption promotion efforts. We are not part of the family selection process. State caseworkers will discuss deeper details of a child's history with prospective parents when they have submitted a current home study and if they appear to be a reasonable match for the youth or sibling group. If you need further information about the home study process, please call your state's child welfare/health and human service agency or the number listed at the end of each child profile.

Oregon Children



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