Can You Help? Young Adults, Senior Citizens Need Guardians

Children with developmental disabilities who age out of the child welfare system at age 21 are often unable to make decisions for themselves. The same is true of senior citizens (over age 60) suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. If there are no family members to help, these individuals require legal guardians. Guardians are appointed through probate court. In Hamilton County, when a child turns 18 years of age and requires guardianship, they can be placed on a lengthy waiting list for guardians. Hamilton County JFS also has to seek guardianship for senior citizens involved with its Adult Protective Services program.

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A home for Monarika

Monarika, 17, had been in foster care for seven years. But Thursday, she was adopted into her forever family. She's a beautiful, intelligent, compassionate girl who finally has what she has been looking for.

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Do you know a foster teen graduating from high school?

It's quite a big achievement for youth in foster care to graduate from high school. And we make a very big deal out of it.

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Stay Tuned

We are busy working on our next event where you can meet some of our kids. Keep watching for updates.

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Wear Blue on Wednesday

Please wear blue on April 12 to help us draw attention to child abuse – break out your blue jeans, blue skirts, blue suits, blue ties, blue dresses and blue hats for a good cause.

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Wear Blue Month: How Can You Help?

Thank you for visiting HCKIDS to find out how you can help the families and children of this community. We need you!

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Pizza Making Party

Families with an approved home study are invited to meet children who are available for adoption. We will be making pizzas. Join us from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 22

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WVXU Looks at Impact of Heroin Crisis

The heroin crisis is creating new challenges for HCJFS as it cares for the children impacted. WVXU took a look at the problem recently. Here is their story.

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Heart Gallery is celebrating one year anniversary

We’re about to celebrate the first anniversary of our Heart Gallery, our traveling collection of professional photographs of some of our kids in foster care who are looking for adoptive families.

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Meet our March birthday kids

Say hello to some wonderful kids in foster care who are celebrating birthdays this month.

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