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We are looking for teen mentees

[caption id="attachment_7332" align="alignright" width="236"] Amber Gray and Hamilton County foster teen.[/caption] If you know a teenager in foster care, a group home or independent living in the northern areas of…

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New grants available for foster care students at Cincinnati State

This is great news for teens in foster care who are considering attending Cincinnati State - and even for students formerly in foster care. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he…

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Meet Korey

Jaida enjoys video games, card games, doing her nails and Monster High dolls.

She likes football, basketball and baseball. She enjoys singing, dancing, swimming, painting, riding a bike, completing puzzles and word searches. She enjoys Michael Jackson’s music.

She is a good speller and neat writer. Her artwork was displayed on her school Christmas musical brochure.

Her favorite subject is math, but she is also talented in art.


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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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