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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?

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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Thank you for attending!

OFCA's 2015 Annual Family Conference was a great success!

OFCA Annual Conference

OFCA Annual Conference

Here is what attendees had to say. “The best aspects of this event was…”

  • The teaching is great because of the instructor’s breakdown in explaining details about each different types of topics.
  • Regina Kupecky– loved her! She was very insightful a real gem.
  • I enjoy all my trainings; they help me to look at things differently.
  • Interaction with other foster parents.
  • The movie “Tough Love” and follow-up discussion. The presentation by Karen Ezirim and sons.
  • Tough Love – video, Panel with a judge
  • Great topics. Movie “Tough Love” impactful. Well organized. Love the combination of foster parents/workers at same conference.
  • Ease of registration, location, affordable CEUs
  • Great topics that many could have benefited from. Even us workers!
  • Everything. Thank you so much.

We look forward to helping resource parents (adoptive, kinship, foster, primary and respite) and staff stay up to date on changes that affect families in Ohio. See you at the next training session and conference!

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