Become a Foster Home


Attend our free bird care class. All adults in household must attend.

Step 1

Home Inspection

Have a home safety inspection with all family members present.

Step 2

Apply to Foster

Fill out a foster application and agree to our policies, get approved!

Step 3

Receive Waitlist

Once approved, receive the waitlist to see who may be a good match for you!

Step 4

Foster Home Requirements:


  • Live within a reasonable distance of the Portland Oregon, Eugene Oregon or Vancouver Washington area.

  • Complete the foster home application and provide copies of drivers’ licenses for all adults 18 and older in the household, if requested.

  • All adults in the household must attend the Bird Care Class within the last 2 years and if requested, will wait the 90-day waiting period before receiving your first foster bird.

  • Have a home safety check with all adults and children in the household present at the time of the home visit by an EBR volunteer.

  • Submit names of 3 references outlined in the foster home application and give EBR permission to contact the references.


If you are interested in becoming a foster home, please click on the link below to read our foster home application and contact us to get started. Without foster homes, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. Please join us on our mission!

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