Foster Care and Adoption
Every Child Needs FamilyCuyahoga County children need your help. There are more than 2000 children in DCFS custody through no fault of their own. Victims of abuse and/or neglect, some may need special care or attention to help them deal with the impact of trauma in their young lives. Each of these children needs and deserves a family who will love and protect them, but there is a shortage of homes and facilities across Ohio. You can help by becoming a foster or adoptive parent.
What are the requirements?
- Must be at least 21 years old.
- Sufficient income to meet your own basic needs.
- Good physical, emotional, and mental health.
- Single or part of a couple in a stable relationship for at least 1 year.
Am I Ready to Become a Foster of Adoptive Parent?
Foster Care Info
- What is Foster Care?
- Steps to Foster Care
- FAQ for Family and Friends
- Helpful Terms and Descriptions
- Foster Parent Training Schedule
- Treatment Foster Care
The Process for Applying
If you are a licensed Foster Caregiver or approved Adoptive Family requesting information about a specific child submit an inquiry and we’ll follow up with you. If you are not a licensed Foster Caregiver or approved Adoptive Family please submit this interest form and we’ll get back to you.