• The Mission

    Options for Families and Youth is committed to developing and strengthening pathways of change that promote the well-being of children and families.


  • OFY Adoptions

    We are now recruiting people interested in private domestic, child welfare and international adoptions.

  • Foster Care

    We need more foster parents; especially for teens!

  • Where They Have Gone

    OFY has discharged over 85% of our foster children to their biological parents, relatives or an adoptive home.

  • What We Do

    We offer services for specialized foster care, adoption (private, domestic, international, 'waiting child') and counseling.

Birth Parent Request Form

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. 

We realize that you may prefer to talk directly to a staff member rather than completing a form, so you may also call our office at 216-267-7070 and our receptionist can direct your call to someone who can help you.  Please be sure to tell us how you would like us to contact you, keeping your information confidential is very important to us.

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.  At OFY we have an experienced team of professionals that is dedicated to providing you with answers to your questions about Adoption, Foster Care, Counseling and Therapy Services.  We realize that your time is valuable and want to provide you with the information you are seeking in a timely manner.

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"Piecing it Together" is dedicated to funding OFY's Adoption Program. Funding will fortify OFY's relationships with orphanages and support systems in Uganda. The donations from this event will help provide resources for orphan children, from special projects to Ugandan foster parent support. "Piecing it Together" will also build the foundation of the OFY Adoption Fund, which will provide assistance to families obtaining an intercountry adoption or a domestic adoption within the U.S.

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