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Jackson County Job & Family Services - Adoption & Foster Care, Jackson OH

  • Agency Name
  • Jackson County Job & Family Services - Adoption & Foster Care
  • Agency Location
  • 25 E. South Street
    Jackson, OH 45640
  • Contact Phone
  • (740) 286-4181
  • Contact Name
  • License Number
  • Services Offered
  • Adoption and Foster Care
  • Description
  • Family & Children Services depends on special families to open their hearts and homes to provide temporary and permanent care. When children are removed from their homes, temporarily or permanently, as the result of child abuse, neglect or other unsafe conditions, Family and Children Services of Jackson County calls on foster and adoptive families to provide the children safe, loving homes. Foster families care for children temporarily while Family and Children Services works with the children’s birth families to resolve issues. When children must be removed permanently from their homes, adoptive families provide a new, permanent, nurturing home. Homes are needed for children of all ages. There is always a critical need of homes for teens, sibling groups, emergency care homes, and foster families who will also consider adoption of children of all ages. Foster parents work together with the caseworker to meet the needs of the child placed in their home.
  • Adoption Process
  • Process to Become a Foster/Adoptive Parent: Step 1 - Make an Inquiry. Families or individuals interested in foster care and adoption can contact Children Services by calling the Foster Care Coordinator at (740) 286-4181. Step 2 - Complete the Required Pre-Service Training. Attendance at pre-service training is mandatory. You learn basic knowledge about foster care and adoption, agency policies, and the roles of foster and foster-to-adopt parents during the required 36 hours of training. In addition, the sessions enhance your understanding of and sensitivity to a foster/adoptive child's situation, needs, feelings and strengthens your parenting skills. Step 3 - Fill Out an Application. All prospective foster and foster-to-adopt parents are required to fill out and submit an application. Step 4 - Have a Home Study Completed. The home study is jointly done by an assigned Licensing Specialist and the prospective foster/adoptive family. The purpose of the home study is to explore the family or individual's history, characteristics, family dynamics, ideals, values, strengths and parenting styles that would lead to be a successful foster and foster-to-adopt placement. You can discuss the race, age and gender of children when available, information regarding any specific care or special needs as well as the child's initial clothing needs.
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