Please Join Us At An Upcoming Foster Parenting OVerview To Learn More About Fostering/Adoption In Lorain County


 The Agency Overview sessions listed below are a no obligation way to learn about fostering with Lorain County Childrren Services.  This meeting will help you understand more about foster care in Lorain County and help you decide if this right for you and your family.  LCCS offers this Agency Overview monthly either in person or virtually and strongly suggests this as your step one on your journey to helping Lorain county's families and children.  See schedule below or call or email Judith Padua at (440) 329-5608 for more information.  

May 13 (In person)

June 12 (virtual)

July 18 (in person) 


**All classes are from 6pm - 9pm

View Complete 2024 Training Schedule  (Jan 2024- June 2024)


Foster/Adoptive Parent Interest Packet

Welcome Letter

Application to become a foster parent (JFS 01691)

Rules and Policy

Roles and Responsibilities of Agency/Foster Parent

Foster-Adoption Requirements

LCCS Foster Care and Adoption Policy

Fingerprinting Policy


PreService Training

Instructions on Training Account Creation (Job Aid)

List of Required PreService Training Courses

Upcoming Course Dates and Times (if outdated, ask for current flyer)


Multiethnic Placement Act (MEPA)

MEPA explained

How to register a MEPA related complaint

State of Ohio Discrimination Complaint Form


General Informaiton and Fact Sheets

Adoption Subsidies

Adoption Fact Sheet

Safe Sleep Brochure

Emergency Card

Waiting Children - Adoptive Parent Recruitment