Getting kids ready for adoption

We spend a lot of time and effort looking for families for our kids in care. But it’s also important to get them, while they wait for that forever match, ready for adoption.

So we hold Adoption Readiness events for them, like the one we had Saturday at Camp Joy. The kids made friendship bracelets and key chains while talking about their good qualities. One boy put the word “awesome” into his bracelet.

They also talked about the many issues that can come up with adoption: Do you want siblings? Are you ready to switch schools?

These kids are working hard to be ready for when that family comes along. 

Please – if you’re thinking about adopting, take a look at and see if one of these kids could fit in your family. 

by Ashley Woods

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Tagged: adoption, Child Welfare, Children's Services, foster care, foster child, foster children, foster parents, foster youth, hamilton county department of job and family services