Foster Care

Franklin County Children Services makes every effort to work with families to resolve their issues, while the children remain in the home. If this cannot be done, due to safety issues, Children Services places children in out-of-home care. When a child must be placed away from home, the agency seeks the least restrictive placement possible with family members, other kin, or in foster homes. Children Services works closely with several organizations that provide foster care services, when placement is necessary. Anyone interested in becoming a foster parent should contact a foster care provider agency. Several are listed below.

Though Children Services is unable to recommend which foster care provider agency prospective foster parents should choose, below are some questions to help you prioritize what is important to you as you research these agencies via the provided links at the bottom of this page:

  • Does the agency have an office close to your home?
  • Would you prefer to work with a small or large agency?
  • Does the agency have a religious affiliation?
  • What are the overnight/after hours policies?
  • What kind of supports does the agency provide to foster parents (e.g., transportation assistance, respite, face to face meetings with foster care case manager, etc.)?

Foster Care Agency List

(listed alphabetically and by ZIP Code)




24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline
(614) 229-7000
General Inquiries
(614) 229-7100