Give back to the community by becoming a foster parent

February 7th, 2010    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Community

You don’t have to live in Clermont County to be licensed as a foster home through the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS).

“We need more individuals and families to step forward and become foster families.  Our foster families have a great support system, and are truly one big family,” said Clermont DJFS foster care recruitment specialist Ashley Thompson.  “We encourage anyone who has ever considered becoming a foster parent to give us a call and find out more information at (513) 732-7765.”

Recently, the Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services announced that effective April 1, 2010, it will no longer be a licensing agency for foster parents; Hamilton County will utilize contract agencies for the placement of their foster children.

Foster parents are needed for all ages of children in Clermont County.
Clermont County welcomes and encourages those who are currently providing foster homes to children in Hamilton County to contact the Clermont DJFS for more information about fostering children from Clermont County.

"Nothing is more rewarding than to know your family has helped make a difference in a child's life," said Clermont foster and adoptive parent Brandy Pryor.

Representatives from the Clermont DJFS foster care division will be at the Hyde Park Panera, located at 3806 Paxton Avenue in Cincinnati, on Feb. 9 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. to answer any questions you may have about foster care and adoption.

For more information about becoming a licensed foster family, or if you are licensed in Hamilton County and would like to transfer, visit the Web site www.ClermontForKids.org or call (513) 732-7765.
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