Beech Brook

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3737 Lander Road
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
United States

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DayHours
Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM
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At Beech Brook, we believe all children deserve the chance to grow up in safe and healthy families with the support they need to reach their full potential.

Since 1852, that’s been our guiding principle at Beech Brook. Our work has changed as the times and needs of families have changed but that belief remains at the heart of our mission.

Today, as a leading behavioral health agency, we continue to touch the lives of thousands of children and families each year in Northeast Ohio, bringing healing to troubled children, strengthening and supporting parents, and planting the seeds of hope for a brighter future.


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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Kay Kay
May 25, 2022

Mrs. D and Mrs. Jen (training) you are the only reason.......

Rating: 5

Bjay Sweeney
May 22, 2021

Staff is AWESOME, So glad I completed my CPR class here.

Rating: 5