About Options For Families and Youth

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Foster Care Services

OFY provides emergency and specialized foster care to approximately 50-60 children/teens from Cuyahoga County, although we can service children and families from other counties as well. OFY takes great pride in the fact that we have consistently received ratings by the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services’ administration between 90 and 100% for the past several years by their Contract Monitoring Unit. In the most recent Request For Proposal directed by the Cuyahoga County Executive’s Office, OFY scored a 94.5 rating.

Adoption Services

OFY has provided adoption services to the children/teens of Cuyahoga County since our certification by ODJFS in 1997. Over the years, OFY has finalized the adoptions of nearly 320 children with special needs from Cuyahoga County. OFY continues to provide adoption services to Waiting Older Children from the Child Welfare System in Ohio. We are a Private Child Placing Agency that offers Domestic Infant Adoption services to birthparents and prospective adoptive families.  OFY received Hague Accreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA) in November 2013 and is a provider of International Adoption Services. OFY helps families navigate the international adoption process, offers homestudies, adoption preparation and re-adoption services. 


Hague Accredited by the Coucil on Accreditation to provide adoption services in connection with adoptions under The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. OFY is in Substantial Compliance with the provisions of the Title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 96.

Licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to: recommend Family Foster Homes for certification, recommend Treatment Foster Homes for certification, recommend Pre-adoptive Infant Foster Homes for certification, accept temporary, permanent and legal custody of children and place children for Foster Care and Adoption.

Accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities to provide Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health for Adults, Children and Adolescents.

Certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health in the areas of Behavioral Health Counseling and Therapy and Mental Health Assessment.

Contracted as a Medicaid-only provider of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County.

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