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.

Review our Calendar or call for more details.

Upcoming Pre-Service Training Session


Time: 9am – Noon
Date: November 11, 2017
Location: Lighthouse Foster Care and Adoption, 2433 Iowa Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206
Description: Adults ONLY, please. No babysitting services available.

Cost: $0
Please contact Monica Epure at 513-487-6717 or at least 1-2 weeks prior to the date you wish to attend pre-service training to ensure availability.