“At the end of the process, there's a person.” 

- Jason Weber, CAFO Foster Movement Director

Licensing may seem like a complicated process, it's not. 

It's a slow series of steps we take one at a time.  See the map/process below.

We are here the whole way to guide and help!

As you complete each step, it brings you closer to the first child in your home.  You'll realize how much care is taken to ensure safety and well being for this vulnerable population. By the time you are licensed, you will know that your home is a safe haven for a child who needs a place to heal, grow and thrive. 

Licensing Process


Meet with our licensing specialists, ask questions and learn if Isaiah's Place is right for you.


Pre-service training consists of 36 hours of pertinent topics. These training hours are built around your schedule. 

Home Study

After necessary paperwork is completed, our licensing specialists will complete a home study. The home study consists of two or three home visits and questions to best match foster children to your home. 


After completing all licensing requirements, your information will be sent to the ODJFS, foster care division for licensing. After you receive your license, you will be eligible for placements immediately.


This list may seem daunting, but fear not, we provide you with a very organized and easy to follow checklist upon orientation for you to follow along with. 

  • Completed & Verified Application and Background Check

  • Completion of 36 hours of pre-service training, including CPR/FA

  • References from three non-family members

  • Reference from all adult children (if applicable)

  • Approval of a safety audit

  • Approval of a fire inspection completed by your local fire department

  • Completed financial statement, including copies of your most recent pay stubs, utility bills, and most recent tax return

  • Medical statement for all members of the household

  • Copies of social security card or birth certificate

  • Copy of driver's license and car insurance

  • Copy of marriage license and/or divorce decrees (if applicable)

  • Completion of a SACWIS AP search with the state of Ohio

  • Pet shot records

  • Completion of a homestudy

For Visual Learners


Isaiah’s Place is a non-profit and faith based therapeutic foster care agency located in Troy, OH. We currently provide services for children and families in 15 counties across the Southwest Ohio region.  We believe every child deserves the opportunity to receive trust-based healing opportunities, so to best increase chances for thriving.


Phone: (937) 335-3701

Fax: (937) 335-7291

61 Stanfield

Troy, OH, 45373


We strive to be a helpful guide to our foster parents, kids in care, and the community. We are working to re-establish the village it requires to care for kids, especially those from hard places.  Reach out to us and let us know how we can be of service to you and yours. 

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Isaiah's Place is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) Organization