FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION

We strive for professional, high-quality caregiving with foster and adoptive parents who have loving, kind, empathetic servant's hearts to guide and instruct the next generation how to become strong, self-reliant and dependable, with positive self-worth and a good reputation. 

House of Samuel provides a family-based network to help you every step of the way through completing the family home study, pre-service training during placements, counseling, and certification renewal. Our network also provides monthly foster parent support meetings, group trips, and activities. 

CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE 

Children enter foster care through no fault of their own, because they have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. These children are in the temporary custody of the county while their families are given the opportunity to complete services that will allow the children to be returned home.

Just more than half of the children who go into foster care return to their birth families. For children who become available for adoption, many are adopted by a relative or their foster parents.

Reason You Should Consider Becoming a Foster Parent:

  • You care about children and want to help them feel safe

  • You feel the need to give back and share your experiences, time, and good fortune with a child

  • The system needs good people like you and the need increases daily

  • It's an opportunity to meet diverse people

  • Help reunite families

  • Foster a child and change their future

  • Be a voice for children who haven't had one

ADOPTING FROM FOSTER CARE

Adopting from foster care is similar to other types of adoption in that after all of the decision making, paperwork, and preparation are completed, a dream of family is fulfilled. But foster care adoptions are different in a few important ways:

  • Though it is possible to adopt a baby from foster care, the children who are available for adoption generally range from toddler to 21. The median age is eight years old.

  • Because all children in foster care have experienced some form of trauma, parents who adopt from foster care undergo specific training to understand the effects of trauma and help children heal.

  • Parents who adopt from foster care usually work with a public agency or a private agency that has contracted with the state to provide services.

  • Adopting from foster care costs little to no money.

ADOPTION

  • House of Samuel,Inc. completes adoptions of various kinds for families residing in Ohio,

  • We are licensed by ODJFS to provide all aspects of adoptions in Ohio, inclduing birthparent counseling, family assessment (homestudy), post placement supervision, and couseling after adoptions are finalized. 

 
 
 

“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove . . . . but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” ― Kathy Davis

 
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The House of Samuel, Inc is a 501c3 not-for-profit agency providing comprehensive counseling services to adults, children, and families.

Email: jBarr@hoschild.com

Phone: 740-439-5634

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