Caring for Kids, Inc.

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650 Graham Road
Suite 101
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
United States

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Monday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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At Caring for Kids, Inc. we understand your desire to find the right family for your child. We believe adoption is a loving plan, and we will do everything we can to help you find a family that suits your needs. Members of our staff will meet with you to discuss in detail what you desire in an adoptive family

Caring for Kids, Inc. is a private, non-profit adoption, foster care, and birth parent services agency licensed in the state of Ohio operating since 1995. We believe that each child, regardless of gender, race, nationality or special need deserves a family.

Our mission is to provide children of all ages with the safety and security of a healthy and loving family. Our experienced and professional team is committed to providing the most complete and compassionate services to birth families, adoptive families and foster families.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic 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.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.6 / 5
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william ellis
May 24, 2022

Terrible experience. Total disrespect for men. Total insanely feminists experience. I would not recommend them to anyone. They will steal your child without your knowledge because they don't like men. They will buy your child from people in bad positions and you will never see or meet your child. If your the dad your family will never meet your child

Rating: 1

Tracy Deitrick
Sep 14, 2021

Proud to be involved with one of the most professional, ethical agencies in the area.

Rating: 5

Kristen Heckman
Aug 08, 2021

CFK has been absolutely amazing to work with in both the private infant as well as Foster programs. The support and counseling they give to expectant parents is unmatched, and they even have retreats for Birthmoms post placement. We felt that the large support system they provide for the parents considering placing their child for adoption was a very big deal for us because that’s our child(ren)’s families and we wanted them to feel 100% supported and educated in their decision.

The support CFK provides to foster families is huge. Every question was answered, a worker was just a phone call or text away, and they are an amazing go-between for CFK families and the county workers. We knew whatever challenge we were facing in the world of foster care, CFK was going to be right there with us offering us support, in home services, and any additional training we needed or wanted.

We highly recommend CFK for anyone considering placing their child for adoption, considering adopting, or wanting to Foster. You will feel fully supported in every circumstance.

Rating: 5

Fallon Klush
Jan 30, 2021

Can't say enough good things about Caring for Kids and their staff. They all so very friendly, knowledgeable and timely when answering questions or concerns we have. They were there for us and our son's birth mother every step of the way when we adopted our son. This agency is one of the best out there and would recommend to anyone who is looking to grow their family through adoption or foster care.

Rating: 5

Amanda Goodwin Shenker
Jan 29, 2021

We are adoptive parents through Caring for Kid’s Infant Adoption Program and have been impressed how caring they have been for not only us but also for our child’s Birth Mother who lives across the state. We recommend CFK to everyone we know who is interested in becoming adoptive and/or foster parents.

Rating: 5