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County helps kin care for children through new monthly stipend

Hamilton County grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relatives who care for children in JFS custody will receive financial assistance from the county under a new program launching this month. Hamilton…

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Partnership yields new videos

Our agency works to find homes for children in agency care through our website,, as well as social media, and special events. Another way we help spread the word…

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Meet Jaylen

Jaylen is an active boy who loves sports and arts.

His favorite class in school is creative arts where he gets to draw and write stories.

He also loves football and hopes to be a quarter back one day. Jaylen has played football on a rec team where he’s a running back because according to Jaylen, he “runs fast!”

When hanging out indoors Jaylen likes listening to music, watching SpongeBob SquarePants, playing with his Nintendo DS or playing UNO. Jaylen describes himself as goofy and says he tries to be good and always have good days. 


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About the kids

Most of the kids in agency care 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 agency 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 agency 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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