Tuscarawas County JFS is in need of foster parents!
JSF is looking for those who can provide emergency and short-term care for children who have been removed from their homes so that arrangements with a foster home or residential center can be obtained.
Making arrangements can be time-consuming and that leaves the child in limbo, which is not a pleasant situation– especially after having just been removed from their home and biological family. These temporary caregivers would provide that safe space until the most appropriate placement can be arranged.
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, our agency will be having foster/adopt pre-placement training beginning in September for anyone interested in fostering or adopting a child. This is an incredibly important role for someone to play in a child’s life. When children must be removed from their known environment and placed into a stranger’s home, the lifelong effects can be traumatic. But, with the right people, it can also be an extremely healing process for the children and the biological parents. Being a foster parent requires you to be able to comfort and provide for the needs of a child or children and help in their healing process so a reunification with the biological parent/s can be arranged.
There are many situations children face when they are removed, and if you would like more information on what role you could play in assisting that child through their journey, please call 330-556-6722 or 330-308-7795. You can also find information about fostering/adoption on our website at: www.tcjfs.org under the FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION tab.
Please call to schedule an orientation meeting prior to registering for the pre-service training by calling either of the above numbers. The orientation must be completed by August 31, 2021.
You could be the person to make a very big difference in the life of a child.