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Help Lucas County Children By Becoming A Licensed Foster/Adoptive Parent

Lucas County Children Services (LCCS) is looking ahead to 2015 and asking individuals and families to make becoming a licensed foster/adoptive caregiver one of their New Year’s resolutions.

LCCS currently needs families willing to foster children of all ages, particularly young children and groups of three or more brothers and sisters who have been victims of abuse or neglect.

The agency is again providing its free information and training classes at its offices, located at 705 Adams Street in downtown Toledo. Tuesday/Thursday evening classes run January 6 through February 12, 2015, from 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday sessions are scheduled for February 14
through March 21, 2015, and April 11 through May 16, 2015, both from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. To register for any of these sessions, please call 419-213-3336 or visit www.lucaskids.net.

Qualifying to be a foster or adoptive parent is easier than you think. You...
* Must be at least 18 years of age to adopt; 21 to become a foster
* Can be married, single or in a relationship;
* Can own or rent a home with at least two bedrooms;
* Can work outside the home;
* Must demonstrate a source of income sufficient to care for yourself;
* Need a safety inspection for your home;
* Agree to a background check;
* Receive free training;
* Receive financial support, based on your child(ren)’s needs.

About Lucas County Children Services
The mission of Lucas County Children Services is to lead the community in the protection of children at risk of abuse and neglect.  This is accomplished by working with families, service providers and community members to assess risk and coordinate community-based services resulting in safe, stable and permanent families for children.


Julie Malkin
Public Information Officer
Lucas County Children Services
705 Adams Street
Toledo, OH 43604

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