Foster Care

Foster Care Families

What is Foster Care?

Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for abused, neglected, dependent, and unruly children or youth who need a safe place to live when their parents or another relative cannot take care of them.

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Ohio Foster Care Statistics 2021

case participants in open cases¹
children in substitute care¹

¹Data from ODJFS Data Dashboard