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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.

Information regarding our children can also be found on the Adopt US Kids website at www.adoptuskids.org.

For more information regarding The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and Wendy's Wonderful Kids Child-Focused Recruiters please visit www.davethomasfoundation.org.

A heart beside a child's name means he or she has been placed with a potential adoptive family.
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Boys 9-18

Jonathan Birthday: February, 2002
Jonathan likes to be called Jon. He enjoys good food and would like to be part of a family that enjoys sharing home cooked meals around the dinner table. He would also like to have a pet and live in the country.  Jon is organized and…
Contact: Rachel Weingart
Email Contact: Rachel.Weingart@jfs.ohio.gov
Phone Contact: 330-451-8730
Jermarijon Birthday: January, 2003
Jermarijon, who goes by JJ, is a high school senior who says the word that best describes him is cool. Those who know JJ agree he is cool, but they add that what makes JJ so special is that he is also interested and interesting, imaginative,…
Contact: Emily Jones
Email Contact: Emily.Jones01@jfs.ohio.gov
Phone Contact: 330-451-8760
Anthony Birthday: February, 2003
  Anthony is a friendly young man who does very well in school. Math, science and art are his favorite subjects. In addition, Anthony has a great imagination, is an avid reader, and a talented writer. Anthony has lived on a farm and…
Contact: Cayla Dunn
Email Contact: Cayla.Dunn@jfs.ohio.gov
Phone Contact: 330-451-8681
Daniel Birthday: June, 2003 In adoptive status
Dan says he loves to make people laugh. He describes himself as kind, generous, helpful, silly, studious and a geek. He also describes himself as a protector of others—especially his sister. A sophomore who really likes school,…
Contact: Cayla Dunn
Email Contact: Cayla.Dunn@jfs.ohio.gov
Phone Contact: 330-451-8681
Tyler Birthday: June, 2003
Tyler, 17, enjoys playing basketball, football and catch with friends. He also enjoys playing video games, watching Netflix, playing cards and participating in outdoor activities. Tyler describes himself as handsome and good at telling jokes.…
Contact: Cayla Dunn
Email Contact: Cayla.Dunn@jfs.ohio.gov
Phone Contact: 330-451-8681
Eric Birthday: May, 2004
Eric is a respectful and friendly high school student. He does well academically and is very proud of his work ethic.  Obtaining an education is important to Eric because he would like to one day become a personal trainer. He is very…
Contact: Cayla Dunn
Email Contact: Cayla.Dunn@jfs.ohio.gov
Phone Contact: (330) 451-8681
Bernard Birthday: February, 2005
Bernie (Bernard), says FUN is the word that best describes him and that it is important to be happy! Bernie enjoys his bike and riding his scooter to the park to play on the swings. When he isn’t playing outside, Bernie enjoys listening…
Contact: Darrylynn Hamilton
Email Contact: Darrylynn.Hamilton@jfs.ohio.gov
Phone Contact: (330) 451-8106
William Birthday: July, 2006
Bill, short for William, is 13 years old and is playful and a good worker. He takes school seriously and is very proud of meeting his classroom goals and earning good grades. Bill’s favorite subject is science and he likes doing…
Contact: Darrylynn Hamilton
Email Contact: Darrylynn.Hamilton@jfs.ohio.gov
Phone Contact: (330) 451-8106
Lance Birthday: April, 2007
Lance, a seventh grader who someday wants to be a “You Tuber,” is loving, caring, very good at building things and completing science projects/ experiments. He loves Chuckie Cheese, helicopters, race cars, building with Lego and…
Contact: Cayla Dunn
Email Contact: Cayla.Dunn@jfs.ohio.gov
Phone Contact: 330-451-8681
Isaiah Birthday: February, 2008
Isaiah will be in seventh grade this fall. He is funny and has a winning smile! His favorite subject is science because he really likes doing experiments!  A new interest is cooking—Isaiah really likes the science of cooking and…
Contact: Emily Jones
Email Contact: Emily.Jones01@jfs.ohio.gov
Phone Contact: 330-451-8760
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