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About the children waiting to be adopted

The majority of the children waiting to be adopted are over the age of six. Those who await adoption under the age of six are usually part of a sibling group.

All of our children have experienced some level of abuse, neglect or loss. Despite all that has happened in their lives, most of the children in our permanent custody are just like any other children you know. They play, laugh and value friendships. Many are talented artists, musicians and athletes or may be gifted academically. Some may need specialized services to help them become more successful. They all have hopes and dreams for the future. They all deserve permanent, loving and committed families.

If you are interested in a specific child shown on our web site, please call 330-451-8789 to provide us with your contact information. Please note: We must receive your approved adoptive homestudy directly from your home agency to be considered for a waiting child. We regret that we cannot accept homestudies directly from prospective parents.

A heart beside a child's name means he or she has been placed with a potential adoptive family.


Kayzie and Deziree
Loving, caring and affectionate describe sisters Kayzie and Deziree. Kayzie is smart and creative and does well in school. Her favorite subject is art and she also enjoys working on the school computers. Kayzie likes coloring, making crafts,…
Contact: Cayla Dunn
Email Contact: Cayla.Dunn@jfs.ohio.gov
Phone Contact: 330.451.8681
Destanie, Nicholas, Nichole & Melonie In adoptive status
This very close sibling group hopes to be adopted together by a loving and caring family. Oldest sister, Destanie, is 11 and a sixth grader who likes having lots of friends. She enjoys math, is a Girl Scout and takes art lessons. Destanie…
Contact: Darrylynn Hamilton
Email Contact: Darrylynn.Hamilton@jfs.ohio.gov
Phone Contact: (330) 451-8106
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