Loving Choice Adoption and Parenting Services is a program of Community Services of Stark County, Inc. Since 1919, our agency has been finding permanent homes and families for children in need of them. We were founded by a group of individuals who responded to the needs of children who had lost their parents to the flu epidemic or World War I.
Services are provided to all members of the adoption triad: the Birth Parents, the Adoptive Parents, and the Child, in order to strengthen the family life of each.
Loving Choice Adoption and Parenting Services places infants for adoption in approved adoptive homes. The birth parent(s) voluntarily choose to place their child for adoption and agree to an open, semi-open, or confidential relationship with the adoptive family. Loving Choice is licensed to perform home studies and post-placement services for prospective adoptive families.
In addition, we work with international agencies by providing family assessments/home studies, adoption preparation, information, and post-placement supervision. Community Services is a “Cooperating Agency” of Holt International in Eugene, Oregon. Children from China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Liberia, and other countries have been placed with our adoptive families.
All birth parents or expectant parents who reside or work in the counties of Stark, Summit, Portage, Mahoning, Columbiana, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Holmes, Wayne, Medina, and other area counties are eligible for counseling and adoption services. Adopting couples and individuals may reside in these and other counties.
Our program is licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to accept temporary, permanent, or legal custody of children and to place children for foster care or adoption. We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation.