Foster & adoption: early childhood

Every baby should grow up in an environment where they are loved and protected. However, sometimes young children are placed in unfortunate situations that jeopardize their safety and well-being. Whenever a parent is unable to provide adequate care, a child may be removed from their home and paired with a foster or adoptive family.

Currently, many children in Stark County are in need of fostering or adoption, especially children with functional needs and sibling groups. These parenting arrangements can be coordinated through the courts or by social service agencies. Whether you are a foster or adoptive parent, thinking about becoming one or you are pregnant and considering your options, community resources are available to help you learn more and get started.

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