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We are happy to answer your questions and provide additional resources regarding adoption and foster care!

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If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact: 

The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy
303 E. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614-236-6730 or email: adoption@law.capital.edu 

 http://www.ncalp.org/   

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Office of Families and Children
4200 E. Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor P.O. Box 183204

Columbus, Ohio 43219 Columbus, Ohio 43218-3204
http://jfs.ohio.gov/ocf/index.stm
Help Desk: (866) 886-3537, option 4
help-desk-ocf@jfs.ohio.gov

 

County Child Welfare Agencies
 

ADAMS CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
300 N. Wilson Dr.
West Union, OH 45693
T: 937/544-2511 F: 937/544-9724
E: 937/544-2511
 
ALLEN CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
123 W. Spring St.
Lima, OH 45801-4305
T: 419/227-8590 F: 419/229-2296
E: 419/221-5680
www.allencsb.com
Adoption Guide: http://www.allencsb.com/adoptionFAQs.aspx
Adoption Photolisting: http://www.allencsb.com/adoptionChildren.aspx
 
ASHLAND CO. DJFS
15 W. 4th St.
Ashland, OH 44805
T: 419/282-5000 F: 419/282-5010
E: 419/282-5001
 
ASHTABULA CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
3914 "C" Court, P.O. Box 1175
Ashtabula, OH 44005-1175
T: 440/998-1811 F: 440/992-6828
E: 888/998-1811
www.kidshelpline.org
Adoption Guide:  http://www.help-a-child.com/pdf/adoption_brochure.pdf
Adoption Photolisting:  http://www.help-a-child.com/adoptwc.htm
 
ATHENS CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
P.O. Box 1046
Athens, OH 45701
T: 740/592-3061 F: 740/593-3880
E: 877/477-0772
www.athenschildrenservices.com
Adoption Guide:  http://www.athenschildrenservices.com/pages/adoption
Adoption Photolisting: http://www.athenschildrenservices.com/children
 
AUGLAIZE CO. DJFS
P.O. Box 368, 12 N. Wood St.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
T: 419/739-6505 F: 419/739-6506
E: 419/738-2147
 
BELMONT CO. DJFS
310 Fox Shannon Pl.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
T: 740/699-KIDS F: 740/695-5251
E: 740/695-1074
pieled@odjfs.state.oh.us

 
BROWN CO. DJFS
775 Mt. Orab Pike
Georgetown, OH 45121
T: 937/378-6104 F: 937/378-4753
E: 937/378-4435
 
BUTLER CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
300 N. Fair Ave.
Hamilton, OH 45011
T: 513/887-4055 F: 513/868-6215
E: 513/868-0888
www.butlercountychildrenservices.org
Adoption Guide: http://www.butlercountychildrenservices.org/content/fosterAdopt/AboutFosterCareAdoption.cfm
 
CARROLL CO. DJFS
95 E. Main St., P.O. Box 219
Carrollton, OH 44615-0219
T: 330/627-7313 F: 330/627-4969
E: 330/627-2141
 
CHAMPAIGN CO. DJFS
1512 S. U.S. Highway 68, Ste. N100
Urbana, OH 43078-0353
T: 937/484-1500 F: 937/484-1506
E: 937/653-3409 (Sheriff )
sbailes03@odjfs.state.oh.us
www.co.champaign.oh.us/djfs

 
CLARK CO. DJFS
P.O. Box 967A
Springfi eld, OH 45501-1037
T: 937/327-1700 F: 937/327-1910
www.clarkdjfs.org
Adoption Guide: http://www.clarkdjfs.org/documents/contentdocuments/doc_23_5_276.pdf
Adoption Photolisting: http://www.clarkdjfs.org/family-children/available-children.html
 
CLERMONT CO. DJFS
2400 Clermont Center Dr., Ste 106
Batavia, OH 45103
T: 513/732-8006 F: 513/732-8030
www.djfs.clermontcountyohio.gov
Adoption Guide: http://www.clermontforkids.org/adoptiveparent.aspx
Adoption Photolisting: http://www.clermontforkids.org/waiting.aspx
 
CLINTON CO.  Children Services
1025 S. South Street, Suite 300
Wilmington, OH 45177
T: 937/382-5935 F: 937/382-1165
Contact Person: Lisa Sweetman, ext. 1345
Adoption Guide: http://co.clinton.oh.us/childrens_services/how-do-i-adopt-a-child/?searchterm=adoption%20policy
Adoption Photolisting: http://co.clinton.oh.us/childrens_services/clinton-county-children-awaiting-adoption
 
COLUMBIANA CO. DJFS
110 N. Nelson Ave.
Lisbon, OH 44432
T: 330/424-1471 F: 330/424-1470
 
COSHOCTON CO. DJFS
725 Pine St.
Coshocton, OH 43812
T: 740/622-1020 F: 740/622-5591
 
CRAWFORD CO. DJFS
865 Harding Way West
Galion, OH 44833
T: 419/468-3255 F: 419/468-6771
 
CUYAHOGA CO. DCFS
3955 Euclid Ave.
Attn: Room 307 West, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
T: 216/881-5457 F: 216/881-5935
http://cfs.cuyahogacounty.us/
Adoption Guide: http://cfs.cuyahogacounty.us/pdf_cfs/en-US/FosterAdoptionHandbook.pdf
Adoption Photolisting: http://cfs.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/heart-gallery2.aspx 
 
DARKE CO. DJFS
631 Wagner Ave.
Greenville, OH 45331
T: 937/548-3840 F: 937/548-8723
 
DEFIANCE CO. DJFS
5879 Evansport Rd., Suite A.
Defiance, OH 43512
T: 419/782-3881 F: 419/784-3249
 
DELAWARE CO. DJFS
140 N. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015
T: 740/833-2340 F: 740/833-2339
 
ERIE CO. DJFS
221 W. Parish St.
Sandusky, OH 44870
T: 419/624-6401 F: 419/626-5854
www.erie-county-ohio.net
Adoption Guide: http://www.eriecountychildrenservices.com/foster.htm
Adoption Photolisting: http://www.eriecountychildrenservices.com/adoption.htm
 
FAIRFIELD CO. DJFS
239 W. Main St.
Lancaster, OH 43130
T: 740/653-4060 F: 740/687-7070
http://www.fcjfs.org/children_services_foster_and_adoptive_parenting.htm
 
FAYETTE CO. DJFS
133 S. Main St.
Washington Court House, OH 43160
T: 740/335-0350 F: 740/333-3581
 
FRANKLIN CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
855 W. Mound St.
Columbus, OH 43223
T: 614/275-2650 F: 614/229-7208
www.co.franklin.oh.us/children_services
Adoption Guide: http://www.franklincountyohio.gov/children_services/programs/adoption.cfm
Adoption Photolisting: http://www.franklincountyohio.gov/children_services/forms/adoptable-kids/index.cfm
 
FULTON CO. DJFS
604 S. Shoop Ave., Ste. 200
Wauseon, OH 43567
T: 419/337-0010 F: 419/335-0337
 
GALLIA CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
83 Shawnee Lane
Gallipolis, OH 45631
T: 740/446-4963 F: 740/446-2063
 
GEAUGA CO. DJFS
12480 Ravenwood Dr.
P.O. Box 309
Chardon, OH 44024
T: 440/285-9141 F: 440/286-6654
www.geaugajfs.org
Adoption Photolisting: http://www.geaugajfs.org/adoption.htm
 
GREENE CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
601 Ledbetter Rd.
Xenia, OH 45385
T: 937/562-6600 F: 937/562-6650
www.greenecsb.org
Adoption Guide: http://www.greenecsb.org/Adoption.html
Adoption Photolisting: http://www.greenecsb.org/AvailableChildren.html
 
GUERNSEY CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
274 Highland Ave.
Cambridge, OH 43725
T: 740/439-5555 F: 740/439-5521
 
HAMILTON CO. DJFS
222 E. Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45202-1225
T: 513/946-1000 F: 513/946-2400
www.hcjfs.hamilton-co.org
http://www.hckids.org
 
HANCOCK CO. DJFS
7814 County Rd. 140, P.O. Box 270
Findlay, OH 45840
T: 419/424-7022 F: 419/422-1081
http://www.hancockohiokids.org
 
HARDIN CO. DJFS
175 W. Franklin St., Ste. 150
Kenton, OH 43326-1972
T: 419/675-1130 F: 419/674-2340
E: 800/442-7346
www.hardincountyjfs.net
http://hardincountyjfs.net/Services/rrotect-support_service_List.htm#ADOPTION_SERVICES_
 
HARRISON CO. DJFS
520 N. Main St. Ext., P.O. Box 239
Cadiz, OH 43907-0239
T: 740/942-3015 F: 740/942-2370
 
HENRY CO. DJFS
104 E. Washington St., P.O. Box 527
Napoleon, OH 43545
T: 419/592-0946 F: 419/592-4942
 
HIGHLAND CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
117 E. Main St.
Hillsboro, OH 45133
T: 937/393-3111 F: 937/393-3299
 
HOCKING CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
93 W. Hunter St.
Logan, OH 43138
T: 740/385-4168 F: 740/385-2479
 
HOLMES CO. DJFS
85 N. Grant St., P.O. Box 72
Millersburg, OH 44654
T: 330/674-1111 F: 330/674-0770
 
HURON CO. DJFS
185 Shady Lane Dr.
Norwalk, OH 44857
T: 419/668-8126 F: 419/660-9320
www.huroncountydjfs.org
Adoption Guide: http://www.huroncountydjfs.org/children_services_foster_care_adoption.html
Adoption Photolisting: http://www.huroncountydjfs.org/childrensbios.html
 
JACKSON CO. DJFS
25 East South St.
Jackson, OH 45640
T: 740/286-4181 F: 740/286-4775
 
JEFFERSON CO. DJFS
125 S. Fifth St.
Steubenville, OH 43952
T: 740/264-5515 F: 740/264-2860
http://www.jcdjfs.com/ChildrenServices.aspx
 
KNOX CO. DJFS
117 E. High St.
Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
T: 740/397-5123 F: 740/392-1249
http://www.co.knox.oh.us/offices/jobfam/childfam.asp
 
LAKE CO. DJFS
177 Main St.
Painesville, OH 44077
T: 440/350-4000 F: 440/350-4399
Adoption Photolisting: http://www2.lakecountyohio.org/jfs/childrenservices/waiting_children/waitingchildrenhome.htm
 
LAWRENCE CO. DJFS
1100 S. 7th St., P.O. Box 539
Ironton, OH 45638
T: 740/532-3324 F: 740/532-9490
 
LICKING CO. JFS
74 S. Second St., P.O. Box 5030
Newark, OH 43058-5030
T: 740/670-8814
www.lickingcountyjfs.com
Adoption Guide:  http://lickingcountyjfs.com/foster/adoption.html
 
LOGAN CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
1855 St. Rte. 47, W.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311
T: 937/599-7290 F: 937/599-7296
www.co.logan.oh.us
Adoption Guide: http://www.logancountychildrenservices.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55&Itemid=59
Adoption Photolisting: http://www.logancountychildrenservices.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=65&Itemid=73
 
LORAIN CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
226 Middle Ave.
Elyria, OH 44035
T: 440/329-5340 F: 440/329-5378
www.childrenservices.org
Adoption Guide: http://www.childrenservices.org/FBC/fbc.html
Adoption Photolisting: http://www.childrenservices.org/FBC/adoption.htm
 
LUCAS CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
705 Adams St.
Toledo, OH 43604
T: 419/213-3200 F: 419/327-3291
www.lucaskids.net
Adoption Guide: http://www.co.lucas.oh.us/index.aspx?nid=137
Adoption Photolisting: http://www.co.lucas.oh.us/index.aspx?nid=131
 
MADISON CO. DJFS
200 Midway St.
London, OH 43140
T: 740/852-4770 F: 740/852-4756
 
MAHONING CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
222 W. Federal St., 4th Fl.
Youngstown, OH 44503
T: 330/941-8888 F: 330/941-8787
http://www.mahoningkids.com/adoption_and_foster/adoption
Adoption Photolisting: http://www.mahoningkids.com/adoption_and_foster/adoption/children
 
MARION CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
1680 Marion-Waldo Rd.
Marion, OH 43302
T: 740/389-2317 F: 740/389-3499
www.marionkids.com
Adoption Guide: http://marionkids.com/foster.htm
Adoption Photolisting: http://marionkids.com/fosteradopt_2.htm
 
MEDINA CO. DJFS
232 Northland Dr.
Medina, OH 44256
T: 330/722-9283 F: 330/722-9352
http://www.mcjfs.us/z2009/Social%20Services/waiting_children.htm
 
MEIGS CO. DJFS
175 Race St., P.O. Box 191
Middleport, OH 45760
T: 740/992-2117 F: 740/992-5688
http://www.meigsdjfs.net/adoption.htm
 
MERCER CO. DJFS
220 W. Livingston St., Ste. 10
Celina, OH 45822-1797
T: 419/586-5106 F: 419/586-5643
 
MIAMI CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
510 W. Water St., Suite 210
Troy, OH 45373
T: 937/335-4103 F: 937/339-7533
http://miamicountykids.org/
Adoption Guide: http://miamicountykids.org/pdfs/Handbook.pdf
 
MONROE CO. JFS
100 Home Ave.
Woodsfield, OH 43793-1234
T: 740/472-1602 F: 740/472-5666
 
MONTGOMERY CO. DJFS
3304 N. Main St.
Dayton, OH 45405
T: 937-276-1889
www.mcohio.org
Adoption Guide: http://www.mcohio.org/services/childrens_services/foster_adoption/adoptive_parenting.html
Adoption Photolisting: http://www.mcohio.org/services/childrens_services/children_are_waiting/index.html
 
MORGAN CO. DJFS
155 E. Main St., Room 009
McConnellsville, OH 43756-1299
T: 740/962-3838 F: 740/962-5344
 
MORROW CO. DJFS
619 W. Marion Rd.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
T: 419/947-9111 F: 419/947-5447
http://www.morrowjfs.com/Children%20Services.htm
 
MUSKINGUM CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
205 N. 7th St., P.O. Box 157
Zanesville, OH 43701-0157
T: 740/455-6710 F: 740/455-6719
http://www.muskingumkids.org/Adoption
 
NOBLE CO. DJFS
18065 SR 78
P.O. Box 250
Caldwell, OH 43724-0250
T: 740/732-2392 F: 740/732-4108
 
OTTAWA CO. DJFS
8043 W. State Route #163, Ste. 200
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
T: 419/898-3688 F: 419/898-2048
 
PAULDING CO. DJFS
303 W. Harrison St.
Paulding, OH 45879
T: 419/399-3756 F: 419/399-4674
 
PERRY CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
526 Mill St.
New Lexington, OH 43764
T: 740/342-3836 F: 740/342-5531
 
PICKAWAY CO. DJFS
110 Island Rd, P.O. Box 610
Circleville, Ohio 43113
T: 740/474-7588 F: 740/477-1023
www.pickawayjfs.org
Adoption Guide:  http://www.pickawayjfs.org/children_services/adoption
 
PIKE CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
525 Walnut St.
Waverly, OH 45690
T: 740/947-5080 F: 740/947-8413
 
PORTAGE CO. DJFS
449 S. Meridian St.
Ravenna, OH 44266-1208
T: 330/296-2273 F: 330/297-3738
www.portagecountydhs.org
 
PREBLE CO. DJFS
1500 Park Ave.
Eaton, OH 45320
T: 937/456-1135 F: 937/456-6086
 
PUTNAM CO. DJFS
1225 E. Third St.
Ottawa, OH 45875
T: 419/523-4580 F: 419/523-6130
http://www.putnamcountyohio.gov/Job%20&%20Family%20Services/recruitment%20flyer.htm
 
RICHLAND CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
731 Scholl Road
Mansfield, OH 44907
T: 419/774-4100 F: 419/774-4103
E: 419/774-4100
www.richlandcountychildrenservices.org
Adoption Guide: http://www.richlandcountychildrenservices.org/foster-adoption
 
ROSS CO. DJFS
475 Western Ave., P.O. Box 469, Ste. B
Chillicothe, OH 45601
T: 740/772-7579
http://www.rosscojfs.org/adoption.htm
 
SANDUSKY CO. DJFS
2511 Countryside Dr.
Fremont, OH 43420
T: 419/334-8708 F: 419/355-5329
www.sanduskycountydjfs.org
Adoption Guide: http://www.sanduskycountydjfs.org/chinfo.htm
Adoption Photolisting: http://www.sanduskycountydjfs.org/chsvc.htm
 
SCIOTO CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
3940 Gallia St.
New Boston, OH 45662
T: 740/456-4164 F: 740/456-6728
http://www.sciotocountyohio.com/children1.htm
 
SENECA CO. DJFS
3362 S. Township Rd. 151
Tiffin, OH 44883 
T: 419/447-5011 F: 419/447-5275
http://djfs.co.seneca.oh.us/cmsmadesimple/index.php?page=adoption
 
SHELBY CO. DJFS
227 S. Ohio Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
T: 937/498-4981 F: 937/498-7396
 
STARK COUNTY CHILDREN SERVICES DIVISION
221 3rd St. SE
Canton, OH 44702
T: 330/451-8846 F: 330/451-8706
http://www.starkjfs.org/children-services-division/children-ready-adoption
 
SUMMIT CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
264 S. Arlington St.
Akron, OH 44306-1399
T: 330/379-9094 F: 330/379-1981
www.summitkids.org
Adoption Guide: http://www.summitkids.org/FosterCareAdoption/AdoptiveParenting/tabid/73/Default.aspx
Adoption Photolisting: http://www.summitkids.org/FosterCareAdoption/WaitingChildProfiles/tabid/77/Default.aspx
 
TRUMBULL CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
2282 Reeves Rd. N.E.
Warren, OH 44483
T: 330/372-2010 F: 330/372-3446
www.trumbullcsb.com

TUSCARAWAS CO. DJFS
389 16th St. S.W.
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
T: 330/339-7791 F: 330/339-6388
www.tcjfs.org
Adoption Guide: http://www.tcjfs.org/Adoption.html
Adoption Photolisting: http://www.tcjfs.org/AdoptionPage2.html
 
UNION CO. DJFS
940 London Ave., Ste. 1800, P.O. Box 389
Marysville, OH 43040-0389
T: 937/644-1010 TDD: 800/ 248-2347
www.co.union.oh.us/djfs
Adoption Guide: http://w2.co.union.oh.us/djfs/Job___Family_Services/Social_Services/Adoption/adoption.html
 
 
VAN WERT CO. DJFS
114 E. Main St., P.O. Box 595
Van Wert, OH 45891
T: 419/238-5430 F: 419/238-6045
 
VINTON CO. DJFS
30975 Industrial Park Dr.
McArthur, OH 45651
T: 740/596-2584 F: 740/596-1802
 
WARREN CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
416 S. East St., 3rd Fl.
Lebanon, OH 45036
T: 513/695-1546 F: 513/695-2957
www.co.warren.oh.us/childrenservices
Adoption Guide: http://www.co.warren.oh.us/childrenservices/abuse_neglect/fca_requirements.htm
 
WASHINGTON CO. CHILDREN SERVICES
204 Davis Ave.
Marietta, OH 45750
T: 740/373-3485 F: 740/373-1856
http://www.washingtongov.org