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?