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    Adoptive families are dear to the heart of OFCA. We have provided an adoption corner on our website with current issues, resources available, and opportunities for mutual support. Families seeking adoption...
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    Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for abused, neglected, and dependent children who need a safe place to live when their parents or another relative cannot take care of them. Often their...
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    Respite care is temporary relief care designed for families of children connected to the child welfare system. Respite care can range from a few hours of care provided on a one-time...
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    Family reunification in child welfare refers to the process of returning children in temporary out-of-home care to their families of origin. Reunification is both the most common goal for children in...
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    Kinship care refers to the care of children by relatives or, in some jurisdictions, close family friends (often referred to as fictive kin). Relatives are the preferred resource for children who...
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Ohio Family Care Association (OFCA) serves as the statewide voice for the thousands of adoptive, foster, kinship, primary and respite families – what we here refer to as resource families – in Ohio. 

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Without permanency, children often experience doubt, uncertainty, and hesitancy about where they belong and who is going to care for them. Placement with a permanent family permits the child welfare system to close a child’s case and allows the family to raise the child as a member of the family until adulthood and to make important decisions without governmental involvement.. Join Now!