Aug
09
Local adoptive family featured by Good Morning America

BJ and Calena Durel’s story of adopting two girls while pregnant with twins, is making national news. The couple was featured this week on the Good Morning America website. The couple had been providing respite care (providing breaks for foster …

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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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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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Sep
20
Adoption show to air on CitiCable

We were thrilled when CitiCable, the city of Cincinnati’s government access channel, agreed to do a show about adoption and our kids.

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Jun
11
A child with special needs gets a mom who will meet them

Karabeth Bolin spent time in foster care growing up and knew she wanted to provide other such children with homes. On Thursday, in a packed Hamilton County courtroom, she officially became the parent of Kaden and Kaiel, two-year-olds she has …

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Nov
16
Ten children to Unite with “Forever Families” at Friday Mass Adoption Ceremony

This will be the agency’s 11th annual mass adoption ceremony, always timed to occur in November during in National Adoption Awareness Month. This year’s ceremony includes children ranging in age from 1 to 16. The children, all victims of abuse and neglect, will join new families in an emotional ceremony and celebrate afterwards with their caseworkers, court-appointed advocates, extended families and other people special to their lives.

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Nov
17
Mass Adoption Ceremony to Unite Eight Families

Cincinnati (Nov. 17, 2014) Hamilton County Job and Family Services will host its largest ever mass adoption ceremony Friday, with 17 children joining eight permanent, loving families. While adoption finalizations are normally confidential, the families have agreed to publicize the …

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Nov
09
Two years and six kids later…

In the summer of 2012, Ben and Jessica Schumacher decided to become foster parents. Childless and facing fertility issues, they decided it made more sense to open their home to children who needed one than to pursue more medical options. Less than two years later, they had a family with six children.

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