About Foster Care
Adriel's Foster Care Program offers youth in need of out-of-home placement the opportunity to live in a safe and loving home with a family in a community setting. Prospective foster parents are carefully screened, licensed, and trained. Training includes extensive instruction in the evidence-based Teaching Family Model.
The youth are matched with foster families by a team of social workers. Foster families are provided with intensive support to help each youth attain goals. The objective is to encourage each youth to be as successful as possible and to reunite them with their family. Adriel can dually-license families for both foster care and adoption. Read more about our adoption services.
The goal of Family Foster Care is to offer youth the opportunity to cope with the abuse and/or neglect that resulted in their placement. The goal of Treatment Foster Care is to offer special-needs youth the opportunity to deal with the issues that resulted in their placement. The objective for both is to enhance social functioning through teaching appropriate skills in social interaction, learning, working and problem solving and to return the child home with their family. Foster Parents must have additional qualifications to become Treatment Foster Parents.
Adriel believes that change and growth in youth can take place through a well-rounded team approach. Foster parents are a vital part of the treatment team. Foster Care Consultants visit foster homes regularly to discuss issues of mutual concern and to provide support. In many regions, staff therapists and psychiatrist are available and have ongoing communication with foster parents to provide insight to the cause and treatment of the youth’s emotional and psychological needs.
Who are the youth?
Adriel's Foster Care Program serves youth without regard to age, race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin, or handicap (within a foster home's ability to care for the youth). We serve children age birth to 21 and work on adoption if the child’s return to their family is not possible. Read more about our adoption services.
Admissions and Referrals
Referrals may be made to our Foster Care Program by custodial placing agencies, parents, or legal guardians. Those interested may contact any of our offices in West Liberty, Archbold, Toledo, Van Wert, or Westerville. Read more about how to make a referral.
How You Can Help
Foster Parents are needed in all parts of Ohio. Read more about how to become a Foster Parent.