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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

Process to Become a Foster-to-Adopt Parent

At Summit County Children Services (SCCS), there is a multi-step process to become a licensed foster or foster-to-adopt parent. Click here (or the graphic) to find more information about foster care and  adoption at SCCS. The links below provide more information on this process and the rights of foster care and adoption applicant.


Complaints Involving RCNO in the Foster Care Adoption Process
Dicrimination Complaint
Non-discrimination Requirements for Foster Care and Adoption Placements
Ohio Adoption Guide - A Handbook for Prospective Adoptive Families

If you have additional questions about the process,  please contact us using the information below.

Summit County Children Services
Telephone: (330) 379-1990
Fax: (330) 379-1924
Email: inquiry@summitkids.org

Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting

The first step in the process of becoming a foster or foster-to-adopt parent with Summit County Children Services is to attend an Information Meeting.  These meetings are free, open to public and hosted throughout Summit County.  The Information Meeting will provide an overview of SCCS and the families and children we serve.  All Information Meetings begin at 6PM unless otherwise noted and typically last an hour with additional time for questions.  Advanced registration is not required. Due to the sensitive nature of information discussed, families are discouraged from bringing children to these meetings.

Wednesday, September 12, 6 p.m. – Cuyahoga Falls Library
2015 Third Street, Cuyahoga Falls, 44221, (330) 928-2117

Tuesday, September 25, 6 p.m. – Barberton Public Library
602 West Park Avenue, Barberton, 44203, (330) 745-1194
 

Foster Care and Adoption Inquiry

The next step in the process to become a foster or foster to adopt parent is to complete Pre-Service Training.  Pre-Service Training is 36 hours of mandatory for both adult applicants and is offered five times a year.  All sessions take place at the Northeast Ohio Regional Training Center (264 S. Arlington Street; Akron, OH 44306) and last from 6PM-9PM.  You do not have to attend training together; however, both applicants must attend the entire 36 hours prior to being licensed.  Policy and Procedure training is a one hour of training held at the beginning of each Pre-Service Training series.  This required session will take place in the main building at Summit County Children Services.   Please fill out the form below to register for Pre-Service Training.  Be sure to indicate your session preference in the comments section on your registration form.  Advance registration is required for both Policy and Procedure and Pre-Service Training.  You can also register via email to inquiry@summitkids.org or by phone at 330-379-1990 option 2. 

2018 Pre-service Training Schedule
2019 Pre-service Training Schedule

Foster Care & Adoption Inquiry Form

Inquiring About:
Parent #1 First Name:
Parent #1 Last Name:
Parent #1 Date of Birth: Calendar
Parent #1 Ethnicity/Race (optional):

Parent #2 First Name:
Parent #2 Last Name:
Parent #2 Date of Birth: Calendar
Parent #2 Ethnicity/Race (optional):

Other Names(maiden, etc.):
Street Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:
Email Address:

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If you have additional questions, please feel free to call the number below or send e-mail to the SCCS staff.
Summit County Children Services
Telephone: (330) 379-1990
Fax: (330) 379-1924
Email: inquiry@summitkids.org