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.
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.
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2016 Public Policy Agenda in PDF format
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..