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Xia: Foster care won't hold me back

[caption id="attachment_6773" align="alignright" width="225"] Amber Gray[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8056" align="alignright" width="300"] Xia Whitfield[/caption] Being in foster care isn't holding back Xia Whitfield. She's headed soon to Central State University. And she'll…

Celebrating our Graduates

One of my favorite JFS events usually happens every June – our celebration for kids in foster care who graduate from high school. We make quite a big event out…

Meet Solomon

Solomon really enjoys math, including algebra and division.  He thinks it’s cool that his math now has letters and numbers, like X+5 = 7.

He’s interested in a family with a mom and a dad with a nice house, good yard and younger siblings. He would like them to be an active family.

Solomon would like prospective families to know that he that he likes to watch action movies and go to the theater. He also enjoys playing Connect 4 and Yahtzee. 

His favorite sports are bowling and golf.  He also likes playing with Legos, with the police officer set being his favorite. 

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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.