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Meet Alana

Alana is very friendly, outgoing and nice.

She likes school and her favorite classes are math and science because they are more active-learning classes.

Her favorite type of music is country and her favorite artists are Luke Combs and Jake Owen. Sonic the Hedgehog is her favorite movie and she likes to watch Descendants on TV.

Her favorite food is pizza and she loves the color pink. Some of her favorite activities: Playing Minecraft and Monopoly. She enjoys playing with Barbie dolls and going to the park to play outside. She wants to be a doctor when she grows up so she can help people. 

Alana wants a big family. She needs to be the youngest child in the family.


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A new look at family.

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.

Providing safety for children with a rough past.

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.

Enjoying childhood among adversity.

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.

Giving hope to a brighter future.

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.