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Stark County Ohio - Foster Care Adoption Info Meeting Virtual June 7 2022 20 May 2022 ( news )
Stark County , state Ohio ( By Press Release office)
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Stark County Job and Family Services continues to hold foster and adoption information meetings at 6 p . m . on the first Tuesday of every month . The next meeting will take place on Tuesday , June 7th via Zoom .
Residents who are interested in learning more about becoming a foster and adoptive parent are encouraged to attend . During each meeting , attendees will have the opportunity to talk with a family resource worker and ask questions about the foster care and adoption process .
Meetings are free and ope......n to the public , registration is required . To register , please call 330 - 451 - 8789 or email Jennifer . Loomis@jfs . ohio . gov .
The Division of Children Services currently has a great need for foster care families . These families provide much needed physical , emotional , and social support to a child waiting to be reunited with their natural family or permanently placed with an adoptive family . Stark County has nearly 400 children living in the foster care system . The average age of a child in foster care is 8 years old .
The process to become a foster care and adoptive parent requires training and licensing through Stark County Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services . Potential parents must be at least 18 years of age , provide proof of income to meet the needs of the household , and successfully pass required background checks .
To learn more about foster care and adoption in Stark County , please visit StarkJFS . org .
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