Foster Care and Adoption Training Program

Posted Sep 16th, 2015 by Julie Malkin  Category: Community Interest, Events


Lucas County Children Services (LCCS), in conjunction with the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program, is now offering improved and updated classes to prepare adults in Northwest Ohio to become foster and/or adoptive parents.

The program has been revised to include current “best practices” in caring for abused and neglected children, including a focus on the impact that trauma and separation have on children, and giving foster and adoptive caregivers greater skills to help children manage their emotions and behaviors.

LCCS has scheduled free information and training classes at its offices, located at 705 Adams Street in downtown Toledo:

• Saturdays, October 17 – November 21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

To register for these sessions, please call 419-213-3336 or visit
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, single or in a relationship
• Can own or rent a home, apartment or manufactured home with at least two bedrooms
• Can work outside the home
• Must demonstrate a source of income sufficient to care for 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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