Children’s Services staff recognized

Director Moira Weir was honored this past weekend to pick up an award for our Children's Services section. The Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers selected HCJFS as the best of all public and private agencies in an 11-county area. NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world.

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Three siblings, three families connected forever

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Hamilton County Adoption Day: Photos Show Lots of Joy

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Today’s the day. Thirteen kids join nine families. Watch the live stream.

Thirteen children will be adopted into nine families Friday, Nov. 2, as part of Hamilton County Job and Family Services’ 12th annual mass adoption ceremony to celebrate National Adoption Month.

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Dakari brings joy to his new family

The name Dakari comes from a Swahili word that means “joyous and happy.” That certainly fits the young man who joins the Kopulos family on Friday. Tracy and Christopher Kopulos picked Dakari up from the hospital nearly two years ago, after he spent 10 days in intensive care. At first he just slept a lot, but with care and nurturing, he started to interact more.

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“I wasn’t finished with my family,” mother adopts siblings

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She knew he belonged with her from the first minute

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Getting a head start on the holidays

Christmas will be here before we know it and we all tend to get so busy in December. So we're starting now to gather donated gifts and gift cards, with some special attention this year to kinship families and our kids in Independent Living. With our numbers growing, we will be trying to provide some holiday cheer to more kids than we ever have before.

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Do you know a teen in foster care?

If you know a teenager who's in foster care, was previously in care or has aged out, please let them know they're welcome to join Hamilton County's Youth Advisory Board.

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Adoption Day set for Nov. 2

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