New Year, New Format for Foster Care and Adoption Training

Posted Jan 6th, 2017 by Lucas County Children Services  Category: Arts & Entertainment, General News, Toledo.com


Lucas County Children Services (LCCS) is responding to requests for more flexible foster care and adoption training by offering a new and unique configuration of classes in January 2017, in addition to its traditional schedule of Saturday training classes starting in February.

The new schedule of classes takes place on two consecutive three-day weekends: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 13, 14 and 15, and January 20, 21 and 22. LCCS then offers its traditional six-week series of Saturday-only classes, February 4 through March 11. All classes take place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the agency’s offices at 705 Adams Street in downtown Toledo. “Interested applicants told us they were looking to complete the training process more quickly, even if it meant attending classes through the weekend, so we’re glad to offer that opportunity,” explains Yvette Muhammad, LCCS supervisor of licensing, training and recruitment.

Information and registration for either session is available by calling 419-213-3336 or visiting www.lucaskids.net. Additional training sessions are planned for Monday and Wednesday evenings, April 3 through May 10, and as a one-week program, June 19 through 24.

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; all adults in the household must attend training
• Can own or rent a home with at least two bedrooms; that home must pass a safety inspection
• Can work outside the home
• Must demonstrate a source of income sufficient to care for yourself
• Agree to a background check
• Receive free training
• Receive financial support, based on your child(ren)’s needs

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