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National Foster Care Month


In Cuyahoga County there are more than 2,000 children who are placed in foster care. This is the highest number of children in county care since 2011. The number has increased in recent months due to multiple factors including the opiate crisis, domestic violence, mental health, and other substance abuse.

During this National Foster Care Month the Division of Children and Family Services is asking loving, committed adults to consider becoming foster parents for these children who need a safe and supportive home. DCFS especially needs foster parents for small children (infants – preschoolers), teenage girls, and siblings who want to stay together.

There are three ways to learn more about becoming a foster parent:

  • Call the foster and adoption recruitment line at (216) 881-5775
  • Tell us you’re interested by completing an inquiry form.
  • Read our Foster and Adoption Guide for information about training, application, screening, and answers to frequently asked questions.

To raise awareness of the need for foster and adoptive families register now for Race for Home, the second annual 5K Run/1 Mile Walk. Race for Home will be held Sunday, July 30th, 9:00 a.m. at Edgewater Park. Register here.