Fostering Futures Fund

About Caring For Kids, Inc.

Caring for Kids, Inc. is a private, non-profit adoption, foster care, and birth parent services agency licensed in the state of Ohio operating since 1995. We believe that each child, regardless of gender, race, nationality or special need deserves a family.


Our mission is to provide children of all ages with the safety and security of a healthy and loving family. Our experienced and professional team is committed to providing the most complete and compassionate services to birth families, adoptive families and foster families.

Ohio Adoptive Agency and Foster Care Agency Services

Based in northeast and central Ohio, we provide adoption and foster care services.

Caring for Kids believes excellent communication is the foundation of every good relationship, therefore we make communication with our clients and their families our highest priority.

The Caring for Kids team is available to guide families, answer questions, and offer support before, during, and after adoptive and foster placements.  No question is too small for us to answer!  Many of our staff members have personally adopted and/or fostered children, allowing them to provide families with first hand insight.

We know your family has many available options when choosing an adoption and/or foster care agency, but we believe that our experience and compassion help us stand out from the rest.  The Caring for Kids team looks forward to hearing from you and helping your family find fulfillment through adoption and/or foster care.  Contact our office to get started today!

Our Objectives

Our History

Caring for Kids, Inc. was founded in 1995 by former foster parents. The agency began as a foster care only agency, but soon saw the need to find permanent forever families for children in the permanent custody of the child welfare system and began completing adoptions of children waiting in foster care. In 2010 Caring for Kids, Inc. expanded and began the private infant adoption program to serve members of the community that would like to make an adoption plan for their child. In 2011 Caring for Kids, Inc. partnered with the Dave Thomas Foundation to employ a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters. Today Caring for Kids serves 250+ children annually. Caring for Kids’ main office is located in Cuyahoga Falls (Akron), and has satellite offices in Columbus. Caring for Kids, Inc. serves families and children throughout the entire state of Ohio.

Fostering Futures Fund

About The Fund

In the Fall of 2022, The Fostering Futures Fund was established in honor of Caring for Kids’ former co-executive director, Pat Ameling’s, 17 years of dedicated leadership and advocacy at Caring for Kids. As Pat determined it was time for her to step back in her role at Caring for Kids, The Fostering Futures Fund was created to ensure that her work and impact for youth in foster care would continue on.

Beginning in 2023, an annual grant will be awarded to a young adult who was/is connected to foster care at Caring for Kids to invest in fostering their future and helping them pursue their goals and dreams.

Eligibility for the Grant

Eligible applicants to be considered for this fund award are any young adult who:

Timeline For Awarding the Fund