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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
Celebrating Families

May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections.  

OFCA would like to take this time to send a huge shout out of appreciation to families caring for Ohio’s most vulnerable youth, teenagers and families at risk.  Please join us and others as we celebrate foster parents and join in the theme for theme for 2017, “Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families.”


“Succeed” Primary Parent Program

March 2017 OFCA launched a unique program to establish primary parent  groups facilitated by peer parents who connect as advocates and mentors with parents who have current open child welfare cases, offering help in a way that is affirming, fear-reducing and solution-focused to work toward successful permanent options for their 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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"The Voice of Ohio Resource families"

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Join us for OFCA’s 41st Annual Resource Family Conference

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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

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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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