24-Hour Child Abuse and Neglect
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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

Foster Care & Adoption

Thank you for your interest in learning more about foster care and adoption with Summit County Children Services. We applaud you for your willingness to want to make a difference in the lives of children.

Every day, more and more children come to the attention of Children Services because of abuse and neglect concerns. After a thorough assessment process, agency social workers determine if a child will be safe by remaining in his/her home. Sometimes situations are such that the child will not be safe, and he/she has to be placed in the agency’s temporary custody. If no relative is available to care for the child, he/she is then placed with a foster family. It is critical that we have enough foster and foster-to-adopt families to temporarily and permanently care for children.

After reviewing the information on our web site, you are encouraged to sign-up to attend one of our monthly information meetings. At the meeting, you will learn more about the foster care and adoption process, the kinds of supportive services available to families and about the children in our care.

The best place for a child is in a family. Why not your family?

Foster Care & Inquiry

Thank you for your interest in becoming a licensed Foster Family and/or Adoptive Family.  If you would like information sent out to your home regarding general requirements for becoming a foster and adoptive family, please click here.

Pre-service Training Schedule

Pre-service training is required for all foster/adoptive applicants who wish to become caregivers for SCCS.  Click here to view the yearly pre-service training schedule. 

Foster Parent Homework

Welcome to the Foster Parent Training homework pages.  Online homework offers flexible training credit that counts toward your 40 hours of mandated training.  Click here to complete the homework.

Disabilities Dictionary

For more information about child disabilities or diagnoses click here.

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