• PathwayCFC

The Path to Pathway

Ever wondered how a child comes into Pathway’s care? Read on to learn more!

path of a pathway foster child

CPS Investigates

Child Protective Services will remove a child due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment.


Pathway gets a call (or an email)

County Children Services will contact Pathway to request a foster home.


Foster Child is placed in a safe and caring well equipped home

Every placement is very intentional. Your support guides foster parents as they are trained and licensed and open their homes to children in need.


Nurture & Care

You allow foster parents to greet tough situations with understanding and patience and give children a stable foundation as they address the chaos of their lives.












Want to make a difference in the lives of children from hard places?


The first step is to reach out!

We walk you through all the basic requirements and necessary background checks to be a foster parent.


NEXT: Complete Pre-Service Training

You will develop skills and tools as you begin to learn and understand how foster children have been affected by their troubled backgrounds.


Complete Your Home Study

The home study is all about getting to know the environment a foster child will be welcomed into and if they will be the right fit for your home.


THEN…Welcome a Foster Child into YOUR Home!

We want children to thrive in your homes- we also want our families to use the skills and gifts that are unique to them.


24/7 Support & Ongoing Training

You are provided all the skills to grow in your foster care journey. Case Managers support your family 24/7 and are trusted adults in the foster child’s life.


NEW foster parent pre-service classes begin June 7! Reach out TODAY! 330-818-0444 or shenry@pathwaycfc.org