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Pathway Caring for Children - Adoption Services

Canton, OH 44718 | (330) 493-0083

Every child deserves a permanent, loving home. Pathway connects prospective adoptive parents with children in need. Pathway Adoption Services include work toward finding and securing a family for children who are in need of a permanent home. Families interested in adoption can work with Pathway to find a special needs child to join their family through foster to adopt and waiting family options. Our adoption department works with the prospective adoptive family by preparing them emotionally for this lifelong process and completing the court paperwork for finalization through home visits and special training for the parents. Pathway takes referrals from the court for step-parent adoptions, as well.

Loving Choice Adoption and Parenting Services - Canton

Canton, OH 44702 | (330) 994-1451

Loving Choice Adoption and Parenting Services is a program of Community Services of Stark County, Inc. Since 1919, our agency has been finding permanent homes and families for children in need of them. We were founded by a group of individuals who responded to the needs of children who had lost their parents to the flu epidemic or World War I. Services are provided to all members of the adoption triad: the Birth Parents, the Adoptive Parents, and the Child, in order to strengthen the family life of each. Loving Choice Adoption and Parenting Services places infants for adoption in approved adoptive homes. The birth parent(s) voluntarily choose to place their child for adoption and agree to an open, semi-open, or confidential relationship with the adoptive family. Loving Choice is licensed to perform home studies and post-placement services for prospective adoptive families. In addition, we work with international agencies by providing family assessments/home studies, adoption preparation, information, and post-placement supervision. Community Services is a “Cooperating Agency” of Holt International in Eugene, Oregon. Children from China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Liberia, and other countries have been placed with our adoptive families. All birth parents or expectant parents who reside or work in the counties of Stark, Summit, Portage, Mahoning, Columbiana, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Holmes, Wayne, Medina, and other area counties are eligible for counseling and adoption services. Adopting couples and individuals may reside in these and other counties. Our program is licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to accept temporary, permanent, or legal custody of children and to place children for foster care or adoption. We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

Stark County Children Services - Foster/Adopt

Canton, OH 44702 | (330) 451-8789

At times, there are events that happen in the lives of children that jeopardize their safety and well-being. It is sometimes necessary for those children to be removed from their home. If at all possible, SCJFS strives to place children with family members or friends prior to searching for a foster home. However, when this is not possible, placement in a foster home is needed. Currently, there is a great need for both foster and adoptive parents, and an even greater need for foster and adoptive parents who are willing to accept placement of teenagers, special needs children, sibling groups and minorities. SCJFS staff will help you to determine the type of child that best matches your family's interests and skills.

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