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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...
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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...
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    Respite care is temporary relief care designed for families of children connected to the child welfare system or primary families...
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    When children must be removed from their families to ensure their safety, the first goal is to reunite them with...
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    Kinship care refers to the care of children by relatives or, in some jurisdictions, close family friends (often referred to...
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Ohio Family Care Association serves and strengthens families caring for Ohio’s most vulnerable children

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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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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Ohio Child Welfare News

  • 16-Month-Old Overdoses On Heroin After Finding Mom’s Stash 18 Aug 2017 18:11 Daily Caller A 16-month-old baby suffered a near-fatal drug overdose Wednesday after finding and ingesting heroin from baggies belonging to his mother. Daisha Clark, a 26-year-old mother living in Yorktown, Ind., allegedly found her infant son with a small plastic …
  • Opioid crisis strains foster care system; programs aim to keep kids with mom 18 Aug 2017 12:37 News-Medical.net August 18, 2017 After Raven Mosser gave birth six years ago, she woke up to a social worker in her hospital room. Her newborn son had been born exposed to opioids — drugs she had been abusing for years. If she didn't get clean, she was at risk of …
  • States Work To Keep Opioid Epidemic From Splitting Up Families 17 Aug 2017 18:42 MSNBC After Raven Mosser gave birth six years ago, she woke up to a social worker in her hospital room. Her newborn son had been born exposed to opioids — drugs she had been abusing for years. If she didn’t get clean, she was at risk of losing him. Mosser, 26, …
  • State Highlights: Ohio Co-Op Accused Of Fraud; California Heads Toward Serious Doctor Shortage 16 Aug 2017 17:12 kaiserhealthnews.org Media outlets report on news from Ohio, California, Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Texas, Arizona and Colorado. Columbus Dispatch: Did Healthcare Co-Op Rip Off Small Ohio Communities? A 4-year-old group of governments created to lower …
  • Foster parents needed in Chautauqua County 14 Aug 2017 05:12 The OBSERVER MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a Foster Parent Open House and Orientation on Thursday, Aug. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cassadaga Community Center, 25 Maple Ave. in Cassadaga. The purpose of this event …

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