Temporary care can have a lasting impact. Choosing to be a foster parent means choosing to give a child love and stability at a time when they need it most
Learn about how to become a foster parent and access many resources available to current foster parents.
Foster Parent Training
Pre-placement training is required to become a foster parent in Ohio. But training doesn't stop there. Learn more about foster parent training.
How to Become a Foster Parent In Ohio
Learn about the process and each step required to become a foster parent in Ohio. Start your research here.
Ohio Adoption Grant Program
Learn about the new Ohio Adoption Grant Program.
Foster Parent Requirements
You don't have to be rich, under 40, or married to become a foster parent in Ohio. Read about every requirement needed to get started.
Normalcy in Foster Care
Normalcy in foster care ensures that foster parents can make decisions with the child's best interests in mind. See what else it means.
Foster Parent Rights & Responsibilities
Legally, foster parents do not have custody of foster children, but they do share the daily responsibility. Read about the rights of foster parents in Ohio.
Emotional Preparation for Foster Parenting
Preparation for foster parenting goes beyond training, paperwork, background checks, and homestudies. Emotional and mental preparation is required, as well.
The Goals of Foster Care
The goal of foster care is to temporarily care for a child until they can be reunified with their family. Learn more about reunification.