Grant a Holiday Wish!

Be a #wishgranter! Support FCCS's Holiday Wish Program. Help us provide gifts for more than 6,500 children under FCCS care. This year only, Holiday Wish will follow a GIFT CARD ONLY format. Donations are being accepted by check or online.  Click here to learn how you can help: 

The ABCs of Safe Sleep

Keep your baby safe! Babies should sleep Alone on their Backs and in a Crib. Watch this public service announcement presented by FCCS and the City of Columbus to learn how to help your baby sleep safely.

Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car!

A car can be an extremely dangerous place for a child who has been left alone, even if only for a few minutes. Check out this parenting tip!

Guidelines for Reporting Abuse

The first step in helping abused or neglected children is learning to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect.


Click the link below for information that may help you to recognize a child that needs help.

Latest Issue of Connects

In this issue, you'll learn about: an adoptive family of three, free books from the Ohio Governor's Imagination Library, Holiday Wish and Black Girl Magic, and how to stay sane during stressful times. 

November is National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month, and a time to put the spotlight on youth under agency care who are seeking adoptive homes. It is particularly important to recognize the older children, sibling groups and those with special needs who long await forever families who will give them stability, security and a sense of belonging. It is especially important during these challenging times for children to have a place to call home and people who will love and care for them.

Franklin County Children Services seeks families or single adults from all backgrounds who are willing to share their homes with waiting children. Click here to learn more about FCCS’s adoptions program.

FCCS will celebrate National Adoption Day on November 18 by finalizing the adoptions of several children at Franklin County Probate Court.

COVID-19 Resources

FCCS has compiled information about resources available to the Franklin County community during the COVID-19 pandemic on our COVID-19 Resources webpage. There are resources for caring for children in case of illness, accessing testing and parenting tips. You’ll also find information on mental health, child care, education, recipes and more. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for frequent updates on resources available in the community.

This is also a time when concerns about child abuse and neglect have increased and the attention of the community is needed to keep children safe. Check in with families, and if you suspect child abuse or neglect are occurring, contact our 24-hour hotline at (614) 229-7000.

Events & Campaigns

  • Now through December - Holiday Wish
    855 W. Mound Street
    Help make holiday wishes come true for children under the care of FCCS by making a monetary donation. Holiday Wish will not be accepting toy donations and has moved to a gift card format for this year only. Call Holiday Wish at (614) 275-2525. For more information or to donate:
  • November - National Adoption Month
    National Adoption Month is a time to focus on the children in foster care who are waiting for a permanent family. Locally, National Adoption Day will be celebrated on November 18 with the finalization of the adoptions of several children at Franklin County Probate Court. Click here to view a searchable list of FCCS adoptable kids.
  • November 22-28 - National Family Week
    This annual celebration focuses on the importance of the family and those who build community connections that strengthen families. FCCS's Family-to-Family Program will celebrate this event by awarding families and community advocates of the year virtually.

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