Foster Care & Adoption

"“The most important thing is to allow any youth to feel safe enough to blossom into whomever they are meant to be.”"
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.