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Governor DeWine Announces Children Services Transformation Advisory Council, Regional Forums

Ohio now has a new Children Services Transformation Advisory Council aimed at reviewing the state of Ohio’s foster care system and developing recommendations for improving the experience of children and families.…

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Today is National Adoption Day. You can watch the Adoption Ceremonies live here. 

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Meet Shyanne

Shyanne is a very outgoing young girl. She is noted to be goofy, courteous, and intelligent; she is always on top of her academics!

She is a cheerleader and likes to listen to Children’s Kidz Bop and her favorite TV show is Vampirina. She laughs at everything and enjoys outings downtown and being outside. Shyanne also enjoys shopping and putting outfits together.

She describes herself as respectful, sweet, and strong. Her favorite color is purple and some of her favorite activities include: biking, jumping on trampolines, and swinging on a swing set.

When she grows up, she wants to participate in sports.

She would do best in a home where she is the youngest or only child.  





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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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