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Therapeutic Foster Care & Adoption

St. Joseph Orphanage Foster Care & Adoption

St. Joseph Orphanage Therapeutic Foster Care & Adoption serves children, from birth to age 21, who have been abused or neglected and are in need of a stable home. We have an exceptional network of foster families located in counties across Southwestern Ohio, but many children are still in need of foster families.

Therapeutic foster care and adoptive homes differ from traditional foster homes because the children may have emotional or behavioral problems. Foster parents receive special training to learn how to help the children heal from their issues. Although this is a challenging task, the reward is great!

Becoming a Foster Parent or Fostering To Adopt

Being a foster parent or adoptive parent is a wonderful and fulfilling experience. St. Joseph Orphanage provides intensive training and support that will prepare you to build hope and strengthen lives every day.

As a foster or parent, you will provide a nurturing, stable home for children who cannot stay with their parents. You will truly make a difference in their lives by restoring their hope and sense of stability. Watching them grow, recover, and thrive in your home while their families heal can be the most rewarding aspect of fostering.  As an adoptive parent you will become a child’s forever home.

We provide training on a variety of topics such as Beginning to Foster; Effects of Trauma, Abuse and Neglect; Safe and Supportive Behavior Management Techniques; Health Measures; Education Advocacy and Independent Living; De-Escalation and Crisis Intervention; Cultural Concerns in Placement; CPR and First Aid; Legal Framework for Foster Care.  As of 2017 we also license parents to Foster to Adopt.

Benefits of Becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent

  • Helping a child in need of a safe and structured environment that promotes healing
  • Reimbursement per child on a daily basis, referred to as a per diem, which is tax-free
  • Access to all St. Joseph Orphanage programs including therapy, community support services (also known as case management), psychiatric and medication services
  • 24-hour on call support
  • Ongoing paid training with child care
  • Mileage paid and wraparound funds (or flexible funds) available for extra items not covered by the per diem, such as extracurricular activities
  • As a foster parent, you are eligible to receive a $100 referral bonus for each family that you refer and complete the orientation/pre-service training, another $250 bonus when that family becomes licensed and yet another $50 bonus when that family receives their first placement.


Is Fostering or Foster-to-Adopt for You?

Basic Foster / Foster-to-Adopt Parent Eligibility Requirements

  • 21 years of age or older
  • At least one foster parent in the home must be able to read, write, and speak in English or be able to effectively communicate with any child placed in their home and with the recommending agency
  • May be a legally married couple, a single person or co-parents
  • Must have an income sufficient to meet the basic needs of the household and to make timely payment of shelter costs, utility bills, and other debts
  • This link will provide you with more information on  State of Ohio Foster Care Licensing Requirements.

Many of our SJO foster & adoptive family homes are located in Hamilton, Montgomery, Butler, Clermont, Brown, Warren, Preble, Greene, Clark, Miami, and Clinton counties but our network has the capacity to stretch further when necessary.  If you are interested in hearing more about becoming a foster parent, please give us a call.  We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you have.

Information for Current Foster Parents

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Would you like to learn more about changing a child’s life by becoming a foster parent? We would love to hear of your interest and share more about this life changing opportunity!

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Dayton Office

(937) 643-0398

Cincinnati Office

(513) 481-7350

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Direct Care, Therapists, Care Coordinators, Teachers, Finance, Human Resources, and More Make An Impact At Work Everyday. Our Mission St. Joseph Orphanage is a comprehensive behavioral health and educational treatment agency that helps children and their families on the road to recovery and success.

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