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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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    Family reunification in child welfare refers to the process of returning children in temporary out-of-home care to their primary families....
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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

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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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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

  • Va. Says It Will Lose $1.4B In Senate’s Medicaid Plan; Iowa Nursing Homes Also Raise Alarms 27 Jun 2017 20:25 kaiserhealthnews.org Around the country, Medicaid stakeholders are speaking out about how a reduction in federal funding for Medicaid under the Senate plan would play out in the states. The Associated Press: Analysis: Senate Bill Worse For Virginia’s Medicaid Program An …
  • The Invisible Achievement Gap: Students In Fo 25 Jun 2017 06:45 Black Star News Marian Wright Edelman Across the country it’s back to school time. I hope it is a year full of promise and not disappointment and added stress for all children -- especially those most vulnerable. I also hope this school year begins with a renewed …
  • State Highlights: In Pushing For Legislation, N.J. Gov. Turns Up Heat On State’s Largest Insurer; Ohio Senate Approves Budget With Trims to Medicaid, Other Human Services Programs 22 Jun 2017 16:03 kaiserhealthnews.org Media outlets report on news from New Jersey, Ohio, Kansas, Utah, Georgia, Arizona and Massachusetts. The Wall Street Journal: N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Increases Pressure On Insurer New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie amped up pressure on the state’s largest …
  • increase this gap 21 Jun 2017 18:22 Brookings Institution The House Republican 2017 budget plan would eliminate the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG), a uniquely flexible funding source that helps states meet the specialized needs of their most vulnerable populations.  This would impair states’ ability to fund …
  • Ohio losing addiction war 19 Jun 2017 15:15 Daily Jeffersonian By MICHAEL SHEARER GateHouse Ohio Media Published: June 19, 2017 11:00 AM The tentacles of heroin and opiate addiction are slithering deeper into our communities and destroying lives every week. Fewer and fewer of us can say we don't personally know …

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