Franklin County Children Services is partnering with the State of Ohio to promote the need for foster parents statewide. Hundreds of children in Franklin County are waiting for you.
These are children, who through no fault of their own, need a safe and loving home. While the number of children in need of foster care continues to rise, the number of available foster homes has not. They're waiting for YOU. Become a Franklin County foster parent. Anyone over 21 with a stable source of income can apply. All you need is 100% Heart! You just have to be willing... to Foster Hope. Foster Love. Foster Franklin County.
Franklin County Children Services makes every effort to work with families to resolve their issues, while the children remain in the home. If this cannot be done, due to safety issues, Children Services places children in out-of-home care. When a child must be placed away from home, the agency seeks the least restrictive placement possible with family members, other kin, or in foster homes. Children Services works closely with several organizations that provide foster care services, when placement is necessary. Anyone interested in becoming a foster parent should contact a foster care provider agency. Several are listed below. (There is no charge for foster care training.)
Though Children Services is unable to recommend which foster care provider agency prospective foster parents should choose, below are some questions to help you prioritize what is important to you as you research these agencies via the provided links at the bottom of this page:
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, contact one of the agencies listed below (Agencies are listed alphabetically. The ZIP Codes indicate where these agencies have offices located.):