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.