Dedicated to finding permanent, loving adoptive families for the thousands of U.S. children who are currently waiting in foster care. This website is sponsored by the U.S. government and allows prospective adoptive parents an opportunity to search for children by looking through their photolistings.
605 Global Way, Litnthilum, Maryland 21090
Toll-free: (888) 200-4005 or in Spanish (877) 236-7831
Gentle Care is a licensed adoption agency that specializes in private domestic adoptions. They provide adoption home studies and post-placement visits, services for adoptive parents and services for birth mothers. Their website has helpful information for those considering adoption and information about the six step process to adoption.
370 South Fifth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(800) 824-9633 or (614) 469-0007
Adoption Circle is a licensed adoption agency that offers full adoption services for private domestic and foreign adoptions.
400 South Fifth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 237-7222 or (800) 927-7222 or text (614) 398-2367
Provides respite care, on-site counseling and treatment for foster youth and youth with special needs throughout Ohio. Referrals may be made to their foster care program by agencies, parents or legal guardians. They also assist families in the adoption process.
5940 Venture Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017
Referral: (614) 761-0010 or for After-Hours (614) 584-1520
The Annie E. Casey Foundation provides background information on kinship care as well as resources to support, strengthened and educate families and caregivers.
701 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Offers several services, including adoption, foster care, kinship care, behavioral health, family services and independent living services. They provide respite care for their foster families as well.
665 Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 846-6265 or (888) 705-3577 Toll-free
The Buckeye Ranch provides family-focused mental health treatment and services for behavioral, emotional and substance-abuse disorders to children and families.
Programs: in-home treatment, intensive and non-intensive residential treatment, family and outpatient counseling, foster care services, transitional living services, visitation services, case management, alternative education day treatment, Permanent Family Solutions Network
Eligibility: males and females, ages vary per program
Cost: Fees range depending on the type of care needed, some service costs are offset by Medicaid, or the client’s local Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board
Referral: For in-home and office-based services, individuals may refer themselves or be referred by their doctor. For residential services, referrals must come from the courts, the county or another referring agency.
Intake: (614) 384-7798 or Toll-free: (800) 859-5665, option 1
A faith-based organization that provides family support services to help families thrive. Their services and programs include counseling, post adoption services, case management, transitional housing for individuals and families fleeing from abusive homes, food and emergency assistance and more. Their community center, Our Lady of Guadalupe Center, provides support to the Hispanic community in Central Ohio through food and emergency assistance, nutrition and English classes, and health, employment and legal referrals.
Fully addresses all aspects of family violence including child abuse and neglect, teen dating abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse. They offer a continuum of research-based prevention, intervention and treatment programs for individuals (like counseling, prenatal/early intervention services, medical services for foster children and community training programs) who have experienced family violence.
655 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722- 8200
Provides a lot of information and resources regarding foster care and adoption and was developed by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Users can search the national foster care and adoption directory to find foster care and adoption resources in their area.
1250 Maryland Avenue, Washington, DC 20024
Provides education, access to resources and tools for adoptive families. The information and referral “WarmLine” is for parents and primary caregivers who may be struggling and need someone to talk to for information and guidance.
WarmLine: (614) 459-2833 or (614) 571-8117
Provides free adoption resources and adoption facts. Their resource page contains information about domestic infant adoptions, international adoptions, financial help, special needs adoptions, foster care adoptions and more.
716 Mount Airyshire Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43235
Provides legal advocacy and rights protection throughout Ohio to a wide range of people with disabilities. This includes assisting individuals with problems such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, access to assistive technology devices, special education, housing, employment, community integration, voting and rights protection issues within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
200 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-7264 or (800) 282-9181 (Toll-free in Ohio only)
(614) 728-2553 TTY or (800) 858-3542 TTY (Toll-free in Ohio only)
Dungarvin is a licensed foster care agency serving youth with developmental disabilities. They offer several services including foster care, in-home services, respite care and developmental services. They support children and adults living in Franklin, Delaware, Pickaway, Union and Montgomery County
6555 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 436-7440 or (800) 646-4612 Toll-free
The Family and Youth Law Center at Capital University Law School works within child welfare, adoption, and juvenile justice systems to support positive outcomes for children, youth, and families.
303 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Individuals can report child abuse or neglect in Franklin County through their 24-hour child abuse hotline or visit the office in person. Emergency placement can be provided for at-risk children and teens. When appropriate, temporary placement with relatives, foster homes, or treatment centers are coupled with services to support family reunification and reduce the level of risk to the child. They also provide information about adoptable kids and the adoption process. View the 2017 FCCS Community Resource Guide.
24-hour Child Abuse Hotline: (614) 229-7000
General Questions: (614) 229-7100
Helps children and families in need or involved with multiple systems (like mental health, developmental disabilities, Franklin County Children Services, court, school) through service coordination. Their family-focused approach identifies and coordinates resources to better the lives of Franklin County youth, at no cost.
855 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
Finalizes all adoptions in Franklin County. Those wishing to adopt are required to have a personal and home investigation to insure their suitability as adoptive parents. Their website has helpful information about starting the adoption process in Ohio.
373 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Provides national resources in support of grandfamilies within and outside the child welfare system. You can find information on current and pending laws, adoption, financial help, special guardian options and more. Visit GrandFacts for connections to local supports, resources, programs, and benefits.
Provides information for young adults, families and professionals related to foster care, health and health insurance. Healthy Foster Care America is an initiative of the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) and its partners.
141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
(800) 433-9016, ext. 4273
As a licensed foster care agency serving children and adults with special needs and disabilities in Franklin County and its neighboring counties, they provide extensive foster family support. They help children with machine dependency, tube feeds, mental retardation, autism and other special needs.
142 North High Street, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
Program: offers an array of therapeutic and family foster care services, community-based behavioral health services and home based services, respite care, case management, adoption, emergency shelter care, substance abuse counseling, services for sexually reactive children and youth and for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, and parent services
Eligibility: males and females, ages 5 to 21
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral:individuals may refer themselves or be referred by someone else
Toll-free: (877) 692-7226
Provided by Capital University Law School and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the Adoption Academy provides in-depth classes on foreign and domestic adoptions for a minimal fee.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Institute for Pediatric Education: (614) 355-0662
Family and Youth Law Center: (614) 236-6730
Committed to meeting the needs of waiting children and the families who adopt them, they offer information and support to adoptive families and prospective adopters. Families can search their database of parent groups to find support groups in the area. They also offer phone consultation and materials to address parents’ questions about adoption subsidies for children with special needs.
970 Raymond Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Office of Families and Children provides a 40-page adoption guide with extensive information about the adoption process in Ohio, including a glossary of adoption terms and a listing of public and private adoption agencies in Ohio. They also have a statewide adoption information hotline.
Physical Address: 4200 East Fifth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43208
Mailing Address: PO Box 183204, Columbus, Ohio 43208
(614) 466-1213 or (866) 886-3537, option 4
Their website contains helpful resources relating to juvenile justice, foster care, adoption, kinship care (relatives and non-relatives raising children) and information for youth transitioning from the foster system to adulthood. Their website contains advocacy information and helpful resources, as well as a directory of members and services and referral form for services throughout Ohio.
2600 Corporate Exchange Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43231
Houses birth and adoption records for people born in Ohio and adopted anywhere in the United States. Their website has a list of adoption laws and procedures that are used in Ohio, as well as the Ohio Adoption Registry, which provides a confidential and voluntary way for adopted Ohioans and their biological families to find one another.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
They provide programs that educate, support, and advocate for adoptive, foster, kinship and respite families impacted by Ohio’s child protection system. They keep members informed about the latest news related to adoption and foster care.
303 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Offers counseling services for early childhood mental health, maternal depression, psychiatric health, mentoring and foster care. They have a range of flexible and customized programs designed to address every aspect of self, family and community needs.
Toll-free: (800) 639-4974
As a non-profit law firm, they oversee several offices that provide representation to low-income Ohioans in 36 Ohio counties. They provide free legal advice to people with a low income throughout Ohio. Their website has a lot of information about local rules and regulations regarding adoptions and foster care, legal rights of teenage mothers and homeless youth, employment laws, protection orders, housing/public benefits and school rights.
1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Full service private adoption agency offers counseling from social workers to pregnant women who are thinking about an adoption plan for their unborn baby. They provide the needed services to families seeking to adopt infants or children from foster care. Services are given to birth parents, adoptive parents and all family members.
11 North High Street, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
(614) 349-1510 or (330) 697-4751
PCSAO is a membership-driven association of Ohio’s county Public Children Services Agencies that advocates for and supports child protection program and public policy for safe children, stable families, and supportive communities. Go online to find resources and information, referrals, and follow-up services to grandparents and other relatives raising children through kinship care.
37 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
A foster care alternative for children and parents. Local families volunteer to host children in their home for a few days or a few weeks, while the parent can recover from difficult circumstances or emergencies. The families complete an approval process that includes training, background checks, references and a home assessment. Hosted children are monitored by one of their Family Coaches and the child’s parents.
Central Ohio Referral: (614) 210-3267
Professionals work with teens and young adults with mental, emotional and social barriers to transition to work and achieve independent living. They offer free job readiness, pre-employment, and transitional services.
3770 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 294-7117 or (877) 521-2682 Toll-free
The national program provides therapeutic foster care, in-home and community-based behavioral health, adoption services; family preservation and reunification programs, and older youth services to preserve families and strengthen youth. Anyone can make a referral. Their services help youth from infant to age 18 and older throughout Ohio. They also offer free classes to support parents and guardians of youth participating in SAFY programs. Visit the website for other Ohio offices.
Columbus Office: 4615 Hilton Corporate Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43232
Intake: (888) 590-7239 or (614) 729-2024
Provides mental health prevention, intervention and treatment services to youth ages 2-21 and their families who have emotional and behavioral challenges. Their specialized behavioral health treatment services include: outpatient and inpatient services, therapeutic preschools and after school programs, residential and respite services and more. They provide the same services to Hispanic / Latino children. They also have a foster care program.
1490 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-0731 or (614) 824-5437, ask for Intake
UMCH Family Services provides homes through their Treatment Foster Care Program, finds homes through their Adoption Program and strengthens homes through their Outpatient Family Mental Health Service Program for children and families in need.
Program: Provides foster care and adoption services, addresses anger management, independent living skills, and self-development. Also assists families in preparing for adoption. Post-adoption services provide clinical counseling and support for adopted children who may be struggling with day to day functioning.
Eligibility: males and females, ages 3 to 18
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance and self-pay (sliding scale fees based on income)
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
431 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Post Adoption Services: (614) 855-5020
Treatment Foster Care & Adoption Services: (614) 559-2800
Outpatient Mental Health Services: (614) 885-5020
Program: juvenile sex offender program, residential treatment, crisis stabilization/intervention and assessment services, treatment foster care, respite care, outpatient behavioral health and substance abuse services, intensive home based treatment, school-based mental health and prevention services
Eligibility: males and females, ages 12 to 18
Cost: government insurance (Medicaid, Molina, Caresource), private insurance, self-pay with a sliding fee scale
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred through the court system or by an organization
Offers a variety of services and programs some include an early childhood center, after-school and summer programs, sports and exercise programs, a free health clinic and free legal clinic, as well as immigration counseling services. Other programs include daytime and evening GED prep classes, English as a Second Language (ESL), Ohio Benefit Bank counseling, programs for homeschoolers, men’s and women’s support and recovery groups, marriage and parenting programs, financial counseling, career development services, dance, art, and music classes, and much more.
6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
Provides traditional and therapeutic foster care services in and around the central Ohio region, supports those who are interested in adopting through the Foster Care System with pre- and post-adoption support services. They offer Help Me Grow home visits and early intervention programs that serve children under the age of three with developmental delays and disabilities and provide community respite services for families and caregivers to offer relief during difficult times, including emergency situations.
825 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215