• OFY supports

    non-profit organizations serving children and families in Uganda, East Africa.

  • OFY is committed

    to developing and strengthening pathways of change that promote the well-being of children and families both locally and abroad. 

  • OFY efforts

    stress safety, care, growth and permanence within a family environment.

  • Our efforts

    are focused on the needs and care of orphans overseas.

  • OFY believes

    that the needs of children are best met in a family environment.

Birth Parent Request Form

OFY has currently placed the development of our Private Domestic Adoption Services on “hold” status. Those interested in birthparent or private, domestic adoption services will be referred to existing, well-established programs in the Northeastern Ohio area.

We understand that you have a lot of questions right now and are anxious to have them answered honestly and quickly. At OFY we have an experienced team of professionals that is dedicated to providing you quality services. 

Preliminary Adoption Application

Thank you for your interest in the Adoption Programs at Options for Families and Youth.  We know that your adoption process is a journey of the heart.  Finding the right team to guide you through the adoption process is a very important part of your journey. The staff at Options for Families and Youth recognizes the importance of choosing a team you feel comfortable with and we are committed to helping you navigate your way through this journey.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Options for Families and Youth (OFY). If you are responding through an internet search, you need to know that our agency is in the process of closing out our services. We no longer provide services for foster care, adoption or behavioral health. We are presently completing post-adoption reports for our remaining Ohio international adoptive families. These services will terminate in September, 2018.

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OFY is a private, non-profit, social service organization 501(c)(3).You can make a tax-deductible gift to OFY or contribute to various OFY initiatives by clicking the link below. 

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