When children are unable to be safely reunited with their families and are placed in the permanent custody of the agency by Juvenile Court, they become available for adoption.  

All the children available for adoption are currently in some form of foster care setting.  This means the parental rights of the child’s parents have been terminated, making the child legally free for adoption.

Shelby County Ohio Children Services AdoptionFoster parenting may, under some special circumstances, be an avenue for adoption.  Foster parenting can sometimes make it possible for a child to enter your home sooner than if you wait until a particular child becomes available for adoption.  In fact, adoptions by former foster parents make up a large percentage of our adoptions.


Call Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services at:


and ask to speak to the Foster Care/Adoption Worker.  We will be glad to answer any questions you may have and send you more information.


Employment Workshops

OhioMeansJobs Shelby County
offers free employment workshops.
Workshop participants have the
opportunity to improve their job
seeking skills to aid in finding a
new job or to brush up on skills
to retain a job once they are working.
Workshops are taught by instructors
from Upper Valley Career Center and

To register for a workshop, call
OhioMeansJobs Shelby County at
937-498-4981 Extension 2816


Resume Writing Workshop

March 26, April 9 & 23

May 14, June 11 & 25

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Interviewing Skills Workshop

April 11

May 9, June 13

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Job Search Skills Workshop

April 4

May 2, June 6

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Good Employee Skills Workshop

March 21, April 18

May 16, June 20

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Computer Basics Workshop

March 28, April 25

May 23, June 27

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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May 3, 2018

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Sidney High School will be holding a Career and College Fair at the high school located at 1215 Cambell Rd., Sidney, Ohio.

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ADDRESS 227 South Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365
PHONE 937-498-4981
FAX 937-498-7396
HOURS M, W, TH, F - 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesdays - 7:30 am - 6 pm