Foster, Adoption, & Kinship Supports

Foster Parent & Adoption Support Services

Every child deserves a safe, consistent and loving home. Becoming a kinship, foster or adoptive parent provides a safe space for children to continue to learn and grow. Action for Children provides support, guidance, and answers to your questions as you consider starting this rewarding journey.

Get Started as a Foster Care or Adoptive Parent

For families looking to get involved in fostering, determining which public or private agency to work with is one of the most important early steps. Our free services and supports will help you navigate your options each step of the way. We provide information and referral services to help you decide which public or private agency to work with and gain licensing through, then help to facilitate connections as needed with the agency of your choice.

Guiding Families Through the Process

Once a family has made the decision to begin their foster care journey, we provide support throughout the process. Action for Children provides guidance and resources to help families navigate the licensing process and beyond, including individualized planning and preparation for pre-screening and home study inspections.

More Resources

Explore the fast facts about foster care with the Roadmap to Foster Care Toolkit!

Ready to start your journey? Fill out our Connect Form to get started!

Not sure what type of care arrangement is best for your family’s individual situation and resources? Find out more about foster, adoptive and kinship supports on the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services website.

Reach Out Today

Reach out to Action for Children today for any questions about fostering and related efforts!