Become a Foster Parent

Ann Woodford, Director of The Buckeye Ranch Foster Care, joined WOSU Public Media's All Sides with Ann Fisher to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on the welfare of children and foster children in Ohio. She accompanied Chip Spinning,Executive Director of Franklin County Children Services, and Buckeye Ranch foster parent Kate Yonkura. Since the onset of the virus, The Buckeye Ranch has seen a 60% increase in foster care cases. Listen to the stream here.

The Buckeye Ranch Foster Care is a network of hundreds of foster homes located in 14 counties throughout Ohio. Our program is comprised of professional staff and foster parents who are committed to the well-being of foster youth and their families. Our program provides care for children from infancy through 18 years of age and sometimes beyond.

Our professional staff provides support to the youth, their family, and foster caregivers throughout the youth’s stay in foster care. The Buckeye Ranch’s large continuum of care extends from supportive respite services to crisis stabilization. We have a full staff of professionals who provide licensing, case management, and training to our network of foster families.

We need loving, nurturing, and therapeutic families who will help these children during their time of need.

If you would like to become a foster parent, please contact us at 1-800-296-5113 or complete the form below. Please note, you must be at least 21 years old to apply.

Central Ohio 

Foster care is a service that provides a safe, secure, and treatment-oriented living arrangement for youth in the custody of child protective services. The purpose of the service is to allow the family and the youth the needed time to learn new skills, get treatment, or remove other obstacles that keep them from living safely together in the community.

We are a large agency with numerous resources, yet have the feel of a smaller agency where you know the staff by name.

Call us today for more information:  (800) 296-5113 and talk to a person directly during the hours of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.


The Buckeye Ranch has been serving children and families in a variety of ways for more than 50 years. We have been providing foster care services in the Cincinnati area since 2001. Our offices are located in Springdale, Ohio near Cincinnati.

Foster homes in the Cincinnati area care for children who are in the custody of Job and Family Services in Hamilton County, Butler County, Clermont County, Warren County, and surrounding counties.

We have a strong group of Cincinnati area foster families who gather monthly to network and support each other in this important work.

Call us today for more information: (800) 296-5113 and talk to a person directly during the hours of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Foster Care Application Form

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