Mar
11
Author and actor donates books and toys to foster kids

New York-based author and actor Brandon T. Snider was back in his hometown of Cincinnati recently when a video of a child in foster care caught his eye. “Makayla had such a bright, curious spirit. She was bursting with energy …

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Mar
07
Foster Parents, don’t forget about our photo tool

Foster parents and kinship parents: Don’t forget that JFS has a tool to collect pictures of children so we can document their life in life books. The tool provides a safe and secure way for you to upload photos that …

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Feb
26
Health fair for foster children

The Higher Education Mentoring Initiative (HEMI) is hosting a health and wellness fair for Hamilton County foster youth in high school and beyond.  The fair will be held in the UC Campus Recreation Center on Saturday, March 9, from 11 …

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Feb
11
It’s time to #FosterLove

It’s the week of Valentine’s Day and we want to remind you to share your love. Forget about roses and all thinks pink and red. We want you to think about the love our kids in foster care need – …

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Nov
27
Support foster kids through the FAMILY Fund

On this Giving Tuesday, HCJFS has a way to help foster children make college visits, provide toiletries or toys to abused children and aid low-income families with needs beyond job assistance, food and medical care. Hamilton County Job and Family …

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Nov
08
Adoption Day was a great day for families

We had a great day Friday in Judge Ted Winkler’s courtroom – 13 children in foster care officially joined their adoptive families. The courtroom was full of reporters and photographers, documenting each of the nine separate ceremonies. Parents cried. The …

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Nov
02
Today’s the day. Thirteen children will join nine families. Watch live.

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. The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. in Judge Ralph …

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Oct
30
Dakari brings joy to his new family

On Friday, we will celebrate National Adoption Month with adoption ceremonies for 13 children being welcomed into nine families. It’s one of our most special days.  We’ll be introducing you to some of the families that will be adopting that …

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Oct
29
“I wasn’t finished with my family,” mother adopts siblings

On Friday, we will celebrate National Adoption Month with adoption ceremonies for 13 children being welcomed into nine families. It’s one of our most special days. We’ll be introducing you to some of the families that will be adopting that …

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Oct
12
Four employees recognized for making HCJFS better

Four employees have been named winners of the agency’s ROCK STAR employee appreciation awards in the third quarter of 2018. The four winners, chosen from a list of 20 nominees, are: Jessica Mills, an eligibility technician in Workforce Development, in the …

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