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Become a Foster Parent


Becoming a foster parent is such a rewarding experience and is a definite need. 
 In order to become licensed in the State of Ohio as a foster parent certain regulations need to be met.

To Be A Foster Parent in Ohio, you must:
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have sufficient income to meet the basic needs of your household
  • Be in good physical, mental and emotional health and have no criminal record for violent crimes, sexual crimes or any crimes against children
  • Attend 36 hours of pre-service training and meet the continuing education requirements, 40-60 hours every 2 years.
  • Can be single, married, separated, divorced or unmarried co-parents
  • Can rent or be a home owner


To be A Foster Parent for Transitions for Youth, you must:

  • Complete 36 hours of pre-service training.  After that, 40-60 hours of training must be completed every two years.
  • Fill Out the Foster Care Application
  • All adult family members in the home will need to be fingerprinted.  If you have not been a resident of the State of Ohio for at least five years, FBI fingerprints are required.
  • Fill Out the Applicant Financial Statement
  • Proof of income for the household for the most recent tax year prior to the date of application.
  • Proof of income for the household for the previous two month period
  • At lease one utility bill for each utility necessary to maintain the household (from previous 2 months)
  • Veterinarian statement for each animal in the home providing proof of up to date immunizations, including rabies. 
  • A floor plan of your home that shows all exits
  • Complete a home study
  • Have a safety inspection by the fire marshal
  • Every member of the family will need to have a physical
  • Copies of all driver's licenses in the home and a copy of your proof of insurance
  • Copy of marriage certificate or divorce decree if applicable
  • Read and sign MEPA form
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