You’ve made the decision to open your heart and your home to a child who needs a safe place to live and thrive, but you’ve got questions about the entire process. Becoming a foster parent can certainly seem like an intimidating process. There is a lot of paperwork, training, and home visits, but don’t those things deter you. Here are four steps to becoming a foster parent. And don’t worry, we’ll be with you the whole way.

Training, Application, and Paperwork

Ohio requires specific training to become a Foster Parent. Beech Acres offers comprehensive options to complete your required training. Your application is completed online so you can apply and track your progress!


Don’t know if your home is ready? Our Licensing Professionals can help with that. Our team has seen it all and will approach this process with compassion & empathy. And without any judgment.


Now, it’s getting real. After you finish your home study, we will review it for approval and then send your application to Ohio Job and Family Services!


Once you complete your training and your application is approved you’re ready to begin welcoming children into your home. Our team is with you every step of the way.