Foster. Adopt. Help a Child in Need! – Ohio ranks in the bottom ten percent of U.S. child welfare outcomes. (Measuring Transformation Report Final, cdfohio.org) The need for these children in foster care to find a loving, supportive home is overwhelming! Become a foster parent with the help of our friends at COAD4Kids – New Philadelphia. Get the deets right here on Newsymom!
Ohio foster care children are struggling. A recent report showed foster children who aged out of the foster care system here in Ohio are much more likely to be unemployed or be incarcerated than children aging out in most other states.
Aged-Out Youth Survey Tells All
Children who have aged out of Ohio’s foster care system were asked to complete a survey on their experiences. The result? Ohio ranks in the bottom 10% of the U.S. on these four indicators in the National Youth in Transition survey:
- Obtaining a high school diploma or GED
- Being employed
- Being enrolled in school
- Being incarcerated (put into jail)
COAD4Kids – New Philadelphia Aims to Fix This Problem
If you’ve thought of becoming a foster parent, COAD4Kids – New Philadelphia will walk you through the process to become a foster parent! They have tons of resources and support groups to help you become the ultimate support system for your foster kids.
Have Questions About Becoming a Foster Parent?
Thinking of becoming a foster parent, but you’re not sure where to start? COAD4Kids – New Philadelphia has all these resources (and more) to help you on the start to your journey:
- Requirements for Becoming a Foster Parent
- What To Expect When You’re Fostering
- Top Five Qualities of a Great Foster Parent
- 8 Reasons Why Kids Are Placed in Foster Care
- Three Reasons Why You Should Keep Siblings Together in Foster Care
Stay tuned to all the wonderful ways you can impact a child’s life for the better! Continue to follow COAD4Kids – New Philadelphia on Facebook for more information on foster parenthood, child care providers, and additional resources.