Recess!

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.

Recess!

Who Doesn't Love Recess!?

In 2023, Caring for Kids is excited to announce the launch of a new and innovative service for foster families called RECESS!
 
Recess is an ongoing support where a household will come along side a foster family and commit to providing them with consistent monthly respite so that they can recharge and continue to support the children in their care.
 
Over the years, the idea of respite has developed a stigma where foster parents often feel defeated or like they are failing if they request it, and the children in their care often feel like it could be the precursor to being moved to a new home again sometimes triggering past trauma.
 
Caring for Kids is committing to rewrite that story for foster parents and for children in their care with RECESS!
 
By design, Recess will feel like going to hang out with a fun aunt or uncle with activities and excursions that the children will look forward to. Likewise, the foster parents will look forward to these times to catch their breath and hit reset, so they are able to stay ready and give their best to fostering these children from hard places.
 
The same household will commit to one weekend a month for support for the foster family for one year to develop relational capital and trust.
 
CFK has secured funding to provide a financial per diem for Recess Homes to assist in funding the activities, excursions and meals involved in Recess weekends.
 
As we roll this out in the coming months, our goal is to identify 15 licensed Recess homes who will help us get this off the ground and pilot it to rewrite the story from respite being something negative to Recess being something necessary, important and FUN!
 
If you are interested in learning more, fill out the brief form below and our team will reach out soon!