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    Adoptive families joined the OFCA movement in the 1980’s. We provide adoption information on our website with current issues, resources available, and opportunities for mutual support. OFCA is concerned about the services available...
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    Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for abused, neglected dependent and unruly children/youth 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 or primary families who face serious problems and stress as a result of balancing the...
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    Family reunification in child welfare refers to the process of returning children in temporary out-of-home care to their primary families.  Reunification is both the most common goal for children in out-of-home...
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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 and adults already known by the children...
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Story About Us

Who are we?

The 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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OFCA Core Values

  • Children are served best in the midst of family connections.
  • Communication between all individuals must be intentional, filled with deep listening, continuous and responsible.
  • The voice of families (primary, adoptive, foster, kinship, respite) must be included in policy developed for child welfare that effect families in any way.

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Register for OFCA's 40th Annual Resource Family Conference! 
Family Gives us Roots and Wings”
June 10-11, 2016
Double Tree Hotel, Worthington OH
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For more information and to download a conference brochure click HERE
Special room rate will be available until May 19th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes. Reserve your room TODAY
"The Voice of Ohio Resource families"

OFCA's 2016 Public Policy Agenda

The Ohio Family Care Associations’ Board of Directors unanimously adopted the 2016 Public Policy Agenda, which focuses on local and state issues of concern to families connected to Ohio’s child protective and juvenile justice system. Structured in seven broad categories the agenda fits specific policy goals into a consistent broader context.

2016 Public Policy

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2016 Public Policy Agenda in PDF format

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Join Families Who Advocate for Fairness and Consistency in Child Welfare

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..

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