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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
Becoming a Foster Parent
Currently a Foster Parent
Learn about how to become a foster parent and access many resources available to current foster parents.
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.
"Foster Parent Requirements"
Normalcy in foster care ensures that foster parents can make decisions with the child's best interests in mind. See what else it means.
"Normalcy in Foster Care"
Learn about the process and each step required to become a foster parent in Ohio. Start your research here.
"How to Become a Foster Parent In Ohio"
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.
"Foster Parent Rights & Responsibilities"
Preparation for foster parenting goes beyond training, paperwork, background checks, and homestudies. Emotional and mental preparation is required, as well.
"Emotional Preparation for Foster Parenting"
Pre-placement training is required to become a foster parent in Ohio. But training doesn't stop there. Learn more about foster parent training.
"Foster Parent Training"
The goal of foster care is to temporarily care for a child until they can be reunified with their family. Learn more about reunification.
"The Goals of Foster Care"