Adoption and Foster Care are tremendous commitments you make to a child or multiple children. When you choose to foster or adopt, you agree to support, encourage, nurture and love a child. It’s an exciting and challenging decision. The information below will tell you more about the processes.
Foster Care and Adoption standard rules: UMCH Family Services holds an active approval and certification to provide both Foster Care and Adoption Services for the State of Ohio. For the minimal standard rules that govern our business practices view Policy 5101:2-5.
Standards for Providing Foster Child Care: As Foster Parents are certified and approved to care for Foster Children in their home, they also are held to a standard in providing care for children as detailed in Policy 5101:2-7.
MEPA Requirements: UMCH continues in their commitment to respect and implement daily practices in Foster Care and Adoption to stay in compliance with all Multi Ethnic Placement Act (MEPA) requirements.
Foster/Adoptive Parent Pre-Application: To begin your journey as Foster and or Adoptive parents, please complete the Pre-Application and submit to UMCH Family Services. At the time of receipt of application you will be registered for the next scheduled Pre-Service Training.