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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 the opiate crisis and other community factors. The Division of Children and Family Services needs loving, committed adults to serve as foster parents for these children who need a safe and supportive home. DCFS especially needs foster parents for:
  • Small children (infants – preschoolers)
  • Teenage girls
  • Sibling groups who wish to stay together

In honor of National Foster Care Month DCFS is highlighting special foster parents and children who were formerly in foster care to show the vital impact a foster parent can play in a child’s life, as well as the parenting partners they can become for birth parents who want to be reunited with their child.

See the powerful story of how birth parents and foster parents worked together to provide a loving family environment for one little boy, and became friends in the process. Video

For more information about becoming a foster parent call (216) 881-5775 or visit http://cfs.cuyahogacounty.us/pdf_cfs/en-US/FosterAdoptionHandbook.pdf.

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