Foster Care


Basic Requirements for Foster/Adoptive Families


Advantage Adoptions-OCOC has partnered with ACH Child and Family Services to meet your foster care needs.   Please visit to obtain information and forms to begin the foster care process. 


The prospective foster/adoptive parents may be single or married and must

  • Be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible, mature adults

  • Complete an application (staff assistance is available)

  • Share information regarding their background and lifestyle

  • Provide relative and non-relative references

  • Show proof of marriage and/or divorce

  • Agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members

  • Allow staff to complete a criminal history background check and an abuse/neglect check on all household members 14 years of age and older

  • Be willing to complete an electronic FBI fingerprint check

  • Attend free training to learn about issues of abused and neglected children.  This training provides an opportunity for the family and Advantage Adoptions-OCOC to assess whether foster care or adoption is best for the family.  The family may withdraw from the meetings at any time. Foster/adoptive parents generally train together.


Some Additional Foster Care Requirements


In addition to the basic requirements, foster parents must have 

  • Adequate sleeping space

  • Not provide foster care or day care for more than six children in your home

  • Agree to a non-physical discipline policy

  • Permit fire, health and safety inspections of the home

  • Vaccinate all pets

  • Obtain and maintain CPR/First Aid Certification

  • Obtain TB testing as required by the local health department for household members

  • Attend 20 hours or more of training each year


Visit the Contact page to request more information.


Click FORMS to access downloadable forms.