Make “Becoming a Foster Parent” Your New Year’s Resolution

Posted Dec 24th, 2015 by Julie Malkin  Category: Community Interest


Help Lucas County Children By Becoming A Licensed Foster/Adoptive Parent.

(TOLEDO, Ohio–December 8, 2015)—Lucas County Children Services (LCCS) is looking ahead to 2016 and asking individuals and families to make becoming a licensed foster/adoptive caregiver one of their New Year’s resolutions. LCCS currently needs families willing to foster children of all ages, particularly young children and groups of three or more brothers and sisters who have been victims of abuse or neglect.

The agency is again providing its free information and training classes at its offices, located at 705 Adams Street in downtown Toledo. Tuesday/Thursday evening classes run January 6 through February 11, 2016, from 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday sessions are scheduled for February 13 through March 19, 2016, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and classes will be held on Monday/Wednesday evenings from April 4 through May 11, 2016, from 6 to 9 p.m. To register for any of 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
• Begin the process by attending the free, 36-hour training program
• Can be married, single or in a relationship
• Can own or rent a home/apartment that can pass a safety inspection and that has at least two bedrooms
• Can work outside the home
• Must demonstrate a source of income sufficient to care for yourself
• Agree to a background check
• 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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