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Summit County
Children Services

264 S. Arlington St.
Akron, OH 44306
Phone: 330.379.9094
Fax: 330.379.1901
Hearing Impaired: ORS 7-1-1

Latest News
2014 Annual Report Now Available

Once again this year, the agency's latest Annual Report - entitled 'Finding Forever Families' - is being distributed electronically. Please click here to view the report.  Printed copies are also available upon request . . . just contact Chris Vasco at (330) 379-2070 / cvasco@summitkids.org.

Foster Parent Recognition Event

May is National Foster Parent Month. This year on May 15, Summit County Children Services will hold a recognition event for all licensed and retiring foster parents. If you have received an invitation and wish to RSVP, please click here. Thank you for opening your hearts to the children of Summit County.

Eighth Annual Foster Parent Conference

The Northeast Ohio Regional Training Center and Summit County Children Services is proud to announce the upcoming 8th Annual Foster Parent Conference on Thursday, May 7 through Saturday, May 9. The conference will be held at the Education Center at Summit County Children Services. Foster Parents can register on E-Track or call the NEORTC toll free registration line at (866) 294-3787. If you have any questions, please call Julie Hayden at (330) 379-1976. For more information click here to view the event pamphlet.

Success Stories


Summit County Children Services is proud to share the stories of some of its foster and adoptive families. These are real stories about real families from this community and their commitment to 'building families and building futures' through foster care and adoption.

Click here for more information.

SCCS Events
28th Annual Child & Family Awareness Month

April is the 28th Annual Child & Family Awareness Month, a month-long celebration of children and families.  CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION about the numerous events and activities that are scheduled throughout the month.

Foster Care & Adoption Information Meeting

Wednesday, May 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Summit County Children Services, 264 S. Arlington St., Akron

At this meeting, agency staff will explain the process, support provided by the agency, and costs involved (specific to adoption) as well as share general information about the types of children who come into care. Attendees will also have an opportunity to view the agency's Recruitment DVD, which features children who wait to be adopted. Advance registration IS NOT required. The meeting is FREE to the entire community. Questions - (330) 379-2055.

Featured Waiting Child
There are more than 100 children in the permanent custody of Summit County Children Services, many of whom are age 12 and older and do not have an identified adoptive family. Click below to read the profiles of the children waiting to be adopted.

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