Adoption Day: Emotional and Fulfilling




What an incredible day!

I was fortunate enough to participate in an event where 13 children joined seven families, forming bonds that will last for the rest of their lives. Our Mass Adoption Ceremony was an emotional event that left me fulfilled and even more committed to the children and families we serve.

Seeing the joy on the faces of both children and families brought smiles to everyone in Judge Cissell’s courtroom. Hearing their stories and how they felt about their new families left many with tears in their eyes.

All four Cincinnati television stations covered the event and will run stories tonight.  I thank them for that because I think it is important the community see this joyous event. I hope to post clips to the coverage here on my blog early next week.

You can also find out more about the event on our website,

If you are moved to adopt after watching the stories, please visit for more information and to see pictures, videos and biographies of the 190 or so children we have available for adoption. After seeing what I saw today, I am eager to find a happy home for each and every one of them!




by Jim Tinker

Filed Under: Communication

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