LCCS Offers Foster/Adoptive Parent Training

Posted Jul 2nd, 2012 by Julie Malkin  Category: Community Interest


Tuesday/Thursday and Saturday sessions available this Fall.

(TOLEDO, Ohio–July 2, 2012)—To help ensure that there are enough foster and adoptive families in Lucas County for all of the children who need them, Lucas County Children Services (LCCS) is inviting couples and single adults to attend one of the two training sessions scheduled this fall.

The agency is offering a Tuesday – Thursday session between September 4 and October 11, from
6 to 9 p.m., as well as a Saturday series of classes that run October 13 – November 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register for the classes, which are required for anyone seeking to become a foster or adoptive parent, call 419-213-3336 or visit www.lucaskids.net.

The agency needs adults and families who can provide loving and stable homes for young children, groups of three or more brothers and sisters, and teens.

Qualifying to be a foster or adoptive parent is easier than you think. You…
• Must be at least 18 years of age to adopt; 21 to become a foster parent
• Can be married or single
• Can own or rent your home
• Can work outside the home
• Don’t have to earn a lot of money, just enough to support yourself
• Need a safety inspection for your home
• Agree to a background check
• Receive free training
• Receive financial support, based on your child(ren)’s needs

About Lucas County Children Services
The mission of Lucas County Children Services is to lead the community in the protection of children at risk of abuse and neglect. This is accomplished by working with families, service providers and community members to assess risk and coordinate community-based services resulting in safe, stable and permanent families for children.

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