House Bill 8, Foster Parent Training Legislation, Signed Into Law

Updated: Oct 27

House Bill 8, legislation paving the way for a streamlined and improved approach to foster caregiver training in Ohio, was just signed by Governor DeWine.


This legislation, unanimously supported by the General Assembly, will equip Ohio’s child welfare system to onboard foster parents quicker and utilize virtual training opportunities. This is especially important given Ohio’s recent rise in foster care placements and the need to leverage virtual technology amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.



House Bill 8 is one of the bipartisan priority bills for the 133rd General Assembly, legislation that builds pillars for a stronger Ohio. It also enacts one of the recommendations produced by the 132nd General Assembly’s Foster Care Advisory Group which Ohio Children’s Alliance CEO Mark Mecum co-chaired.


You can watch the entire 16 minute virtual signing video here: http://ohiochannel.org/video/governor-mike-dewine-signing-h-b-no-8.

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