Foster Care & Adoption

"Foster parenting has changed my life completely and has touched my heart and soul in so many different ways."
LaTasha, Lighthouse Foster Parent


Lighthouse understands that choosing to become a foster parent is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make.

We provide extensive training before and after you become a foster parent, including the 36 hours you need to become certified.

You will be interviewed, undergo a background check and home study, and be licensed as a foster parent by the state of Ohio. If you are part of a couple, both partners must be licensed and complete the entire process.

Flexible Schedule

Lighthouse training sessions are more flexible than most programs. You can sign up for your sessions 2-3 days in advance and you are not required to take them in any specific order though it is recommended.

Upcoming Pre-Service Training Session


Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Date: TBD
Location: Lighthouse Youth & Family Services, 2433 Iowa Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Description: Adults ONLY, please. No babysitting services available.

Cost: $0
Please contact Deb McMullen at 513-487-6722 at least 1-2 weeks prior to the date you wish to attend pre-service training to ensure availability.