Ohio Adoption Grants

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.

Ohio Adoption Grants

The Ohio Adoption Grant Program was signed into law on January 6, 2023, by Governor DeWine as part of House Bill 45 of the 134th General Assembly. Ohio has introduced this new program which aims to support families who are looking to adopt children. The program provides financial assistance to families who are adopting children from the foster care system, making it easier for them to cover the costs associated with the adoption process.

The Ohio Adoption Grants program is designed to make adoption more affordable and accessible for families who may not have the financial means to cover the expenses associated with adopting a child. Through the program, families can receive up to $20,000 in financial assistance to help cover these costs.

To be eligible for the Ohio Adoption Grants program, families must be residents of Ohio and the finalization of the adoption must be on or after January 1, 2023. The program is open to families who are adopting children of any age, and there are no income restrictions or requirements for families to qualify.

$10,000 for families who adopt

$15,000 for families who foster-to-adopt

$20,000 for families who adopt a child with special needs

The Ohio Adoption Grants program is an important new initiative that will make a significant difference in the lives of children and families throughout the state. By providing financial assistance to families who are looking to adopt, the program will help ensure that more children are able to find loving, permanent homes.

Adopting a child can be a challenging and expensive process, but it is also one of the most rewarding experiences a family can have. By providing financial assistance through the Ohio Adoption Grants program, the state of Ohio is sending a message that it is committed to supporting families who are looking to provide a loving home to a child in need.


Overall, the Ohio Adoption Grants program is a great step forward in making adoption more accessible and affordable for families throughout the state. It is a program that will have a lasting impact on the lives of children and families, and it is a wonderful example of how states can work to support families and children in need.


For more detailed information, please review the Ohio Adoption Grant Community User Guide. This user guide is a helpful tool that will walk the adoptive parent through the application process.