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Cleveland Foster Care

As a community organization, CommunityLink finds it incredibly worthwhile to include some prominent foster care resources in the Cleveland area renowned for their service. Child abandonment has been reported to have increased since the early 2000's in the northeast Ohio area, and only expected to further rise with the continued onslaught of COVID-19.

Did you Know?

“1 in 4 children are abused or neglected at some point in their lives.”

“In 2016, 676,000 children were in child protective services because of abuse or neglect.”

“In 2016, 1,750 children died because of abuse or neglect.”

“The estimated average lifetime cost for child welfare, medical costs, criminal justice, special education, and lost productivity for victims of child abuse and neglect is $830,928 (in 2015 dollars).”

“Overall lifetime economic burden to the United States based on 2015 substantiated incident cases resulting from child abuse and neglect was approximately $428 billion — more than stroke or Type 2 diabetes.”

Refer to the source provided for reference to the above information Child Abuse & Abandonment Statistics

Cleveland Specific Resources

Right For You?

For additional information on whether these resources might be right for you, please refer to Adoption and Foster Care Information - Ohio.