Wyandot County Children Service knows that caring families willing to adopt or provide foster care for children in need are the foundation of our success. Please consider offering a child your love and guidance. The rewards can be limitless, and a permanent family is the greatest gift we can give to a child.
Foster families provide full-time temporary care for children who are not able to live safely with their primary family. Wyandot County Children Services helps arrange foster care in homes with fully screened, qualified families.
Foster caregivers must be at least 18 years of age. Other qualifications include:
• Completion of a foster care application
• 24 hours of pre-service training
• Participation in a homestudy, a physical exam and a criminal background check
• Sufficient income to meet the financial needs of their family.
We take these steps to ensure that foster families will provide the safe, healthy, and supportive environment children need to grow and flourish. Foster parents must also be sensitive to the behavioral and emotional impact that the trauma of family separation can have on a child.
Treatment Foster Homes
Wyandot County Childrens Services also licenses treatment foster homes through a collaborative Tri-County Treatment Foster Care Program. Treatment foster homes are utilized for children with higher needs who may not require a more restrictive level of care.