Adopt America Network

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3100 W. Central Avenue
Suite 225
Toledo, OH 43606
United States

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Monday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
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Sunday Closed
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Adopt America Network (AAN) believes every child deserves to grow up in a family. We connect children who wait in foster care with permanent families, providing support before, during and after the family is united. AAN is a private non-profit adoption agency that helps place children waiting in U.S. foster care to be adopted (an average of almost 4 years) into loving, permanent homes.

Since 1983, Adopt America has found homes for over 4,650 children across the country. Using a unique model, our national network of partnering agencies cuts across geographic and bureaucratic boundaries, increasing opportunities for children and families to be permanently connected. Adopt America does not charge fees to any family adopting from foster care.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

After deciding to foster, make sure your household members are on board with what will be a life-changing decision to foster. Then, educate yourself about Ohio's requirements for foster parents. Applicants who want to foster or adopt in Ohio must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Live in a safe and stable home
  • Meet home safety requirements
  • Clear a background check with fingerprinting
  • Provide at least three character references
  • Provide ample space for a foster child in their house or apartment
  • Attend foster parent orientation
  • Take part in required hours of foster parent training
  • Maintain financially stability
  • Prove good health
  • Complete the Home Study process

To apply or ensure you meet the prerequisites, there are two primary Ohio state resources. Contact the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) or a local Public Children's Service Agency (PCSAs).

If you are ready to learn more, contact a local child-placing agency to schedule foster parent information orientation. At orientation, aspiring foster parents learn more about foster parenting responsibilities, navigating the foster system, and the foster application process. If you have questions, orientation is an excellent opportunity to ask questions and meet other potential foster families.

Administrative paperwork can take some time to complete, but having everything prepared will ensure it goes smoothly. It will help the process move along if you gather financial documents ahead of time. These include tax filings and paystubs, which you will need to show as proof of financial stability.

Foster parents in Ohio must also attend 24 hours of pre-service foster parent training. This training teaches foster families about the trauma experienced by all foster children. It also covers how to provide general and specialized care to foster children.

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Average user rating

4.8 / 5
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Christy Cioci Riddell
Aug 20, 2022

Making progress on a successful adoption, a local agency failed on! Thank you Adopt America Network. 😁

Rating: 5

Chris Cruz
Sep 23, 2021

Good place for adoption information

Rating: 4