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Heroin is pervasive, and the reason we need more foster parents

How pervasive is heroin? It knows no race, gender or status. It is an equal opportunity destroyer.  CNN tells the story of a Clermont County deputy's family and how heroin tore it…

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Back-to-School donations needed

We know there are a lot of requests this time of year for back-to-school items. But if you're interested in helping our older kids in foster care be ready for…

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Meet Xzavier

This 15-year-old describes himself as “awesome,” and we agree.  This charming and handsome young man works hard and likes to be nice to others.

He enjoys art class at school and loves to draw and paint.  When he is not expressing his artistic nature, he is playing games, participating in sports or watching sports on television.  He loves all sports and plays a variety of positions in each of them.

Xzavier enjoys listening to all types of music, but Michael Jackson is his favorite.  He likes scary or suspenseful movies and his favorite thing on television to watch is Ninja Turtles.

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About the kids

Most of our kids who are available and waiting for adoption in Hamilton County are older than 10. Younger kids usually are adopted by their extended family or their foster parents. The younger kids who are available for adoption are typically parts of sibling groups.

The children in our care have experienced some level of abuse or neglect, or they come from families who are not able to care for them because of unfortunate circumstances. Being in foster care has allowed HCJFS to provide for their safety and well-being.

But in spite of all they’ve been through, the children in our care are much like any others. They like to hang out with their friends, they have favorite toys and TV shows.

They also have hopes and dreams – especially for permanent, loving families that will provide them with the safety, stability and unconditional commitment that they deserve.

They need you now.

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