Ohio Foster Care Policies

Ohio’s foster care system is overseen by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Foster parents must meet specific requirements and be licensed by ODJFS.

Dr. John Degarmo

Leading expert in foster care, and the author of several books. He and his wife have fostered over 50 children and adopted a few of those children. Dr. Degarmo has a passion for foster children, and is driven to educate people about foster care.

Dr. Karen Purvis

Internationally-renowned child development expert, popular speaker, author and passionate advocate for vulnerable children.