Youth In Foster Care Need You!
Children thrive when rooted in safe, loving homes. By becoming a foster or adoptive family, you can make a difference in the life of a child in foster care–you can be the life-changing hero!
4C for Children is the one-stop resource for families in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley who are interested in opening their homes to children in foster care. Our FREE services will help you navigate each step of the journey towards becoming a foster family, an adoptive family or in providing kinship care (relatives, extended family members or non-relative adults who have a long-standing relationship or bond with a child).
4C for Children also provides resources and ongoing training for existing foster, adoptive and kinship care families.
Services to Potential Foster Families
- Guidance and support in beginning the foster care journey
- Support throughout the licensing process and beyond
- Connection to resources and community support
Services to Existing Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Care Families
- Collaboration with individual counties and agencies to best meet the
needs of caregivers
- Connection to resources, training and community supports
- Caregiver support including mentoring programs, support groups and
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Central Regional Training Center
The Central Ohio Regional Training Center (CORTC) is housed at Franklin County Children Services Board: 855 W. Mound St. Columbus, OH 43223. Part of the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program, the CORTC is committed to providing high quality, culturally-responsive, family-centered, job-related training for child welfare staff in the region’s thirteen counties: Crawford, Richland, Marion, Morrow, Knox, Union, Delaware, Licking, Franklin, Madison, Fairfield, Pickaway, and Fayette.
Office of Family and Children
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Office of Family and Children offers a variety of resources and information about foster, adoptive and kinship care.
Ohio Foster, Adoption and Kinship Care
The Ohio Foster, Adoption and Kinship Care website offers a tremendous amount of information and resources for anyone interested in starting their journey to caring for a child in need to supporting those currently providing care to children.
Southwest Regional Care Center
The Southwest Ohio Regional Training Center (SWORTC) is housed at 420 Wards Corner Road, Suite J, Loveland, OH 45140. Part of the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (OCWTP), the SWORTC is committed to providing high quality, culturally- responsive, family-centered, job-related training for child welfare staff and foster parents in the region’s eight counties: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren.
Western Regional Care Center
As part of the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (OCWTP), the Western Regional Care Center (WORTC) is committed to high quality, culturally responsive, family-centered, job related training for child welfare staff in its thirteen-county region. serving the counties of Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby. WORTC’s offices and training site are located at1312 Research Park Drive, Beavercreek, OH 45432.