More than 3,000 Children wait to be adopted
On Nov. 1, President Biden declared this month as National Adoption Month. Following the declaration, Governor Mike DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted signed an Ohio proclamation recognizing November as Adoption Recognition and Recruitment Month.
According to Jeff Van Deusen, chief of staff of the Ohio Department of Children and Youth, there are more than more than 3,000 children in Ohio’s foster care system who are waiting to be adopted.
“Stop and let that sink in,” said Kim Ginn, senior VP of Program Operations. “These 3,000 children are waiting for loving, caring, supportive homes.”
Families in Southwest Ohio and Miami Valley can use 4C for Children’s free services to help navigate each step towards becoming a foster family, an adoptive family or in providing kinship care.
“The work that the 4C Children’s Services Hub team is doing is crucial in ensuring that every child grows up in a safe and loving home. We are beyond excited that the need for more adoptive families is being recognized not only in Ohio, but across the nation,” Ginn said.
4C for Children provides resources for existing foster, adoptive and kinship care families.
Services to Potential Foster Families
- Guidance and support in beginning the foster care journey
- Support throughout the licensing process and beyond
- Connection to resources and community support
Services to Existing Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Care Families
- Collaboration with individual counties and agencies to best meet the
needs of caregivers
- Connection to resources, training and community supports
Please join 4C for Children and of the Department of Children and Youth as we continue to raise awareness during National Adoption Recognition Month and help children find the families and support they need.
For more information or support, connect with us: email@example.com or 513-758-1482