Foster Parenting

Ottawa County DJFS would like to thank you for your interest in becoming a Foster to Adopt Parent! We at Ottawa County DJFS are very excited to work with you on building better families and strengthening our community.


Part of becoming a licensed foster to adopt home is completing 36 hours of pre-service training. No classes being offered this quarter in Ottawa County? NO problem! Regardless of where you live in the state of Ohio, you can take pre-service classes in ANY Ohio county! Training classes are valid for 1 year, so if you cannot complete them all in one training quarter, it’s ok! We also recommend you take pre-service training classes in sequential order, however, if that is not possible you may take the classes out of order just as long as you complete all 36 hours.

Call to get an Application Packet

You can call us at (419) 707-8656 to request an application packet to become a licensed foster / foster to adopt home.

Ottawa County partners with many agencies who license foster and adoptive homes; agencies close to Ottawa County is provided below:

Adopt America Network
3100 W. Central Ave. Ste. 225
Toledo, OH 43606
(800) 246-1731
Adriel School, Inc.
414 N. Detroit St.
West Liberty, OH 43357
(937) 465-0010
Keeping Kids Safe
417 N. Main St.
Findlay, OH 45840
(567) 525-4520
Kids Count Too, Inc.
1616 E. Wooster St., Ste. 3
Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 354-5437