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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.

Boys 9-18

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
Steffon Birthday: August, 2005
Steffon is a caring and respectful teenager. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, watching comedy movies, and eating at his favorite restaurant Wasabi. Of all the classes he has in school, English is his favorite and he does well in the…
Contact: Cayla Dunn
Email Contact: Cayla.Dunn@jfs.ohio.gov
Phone Contact: 330-451-8681
Cory Birthday: May, 2006
Cory is an engaging, charming high school student with a fondness for math and science.  He likes to use his skills to help people because it makes him feel like he’s doing something that matters.  Cory hopes to continue this…
Contact: Emily Jones
Email Contact: Emily.Jones01@jfs.ohio.gov
Phone Contact: 330-451-8760
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
Isaiah Birthday: February, 2008 In adoptive status
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
Myron Birthday: April, 2008
Myron can be described as sweet, engaging, and playful.  He enjoys spending time with people and will show you his affection by holding hands and blowing kisses.  Myron is very adept at operating tablets and devices to play games…
Contact: Emily Jones
Email Contact: Emily.Jones01@jfs.ohio.gov
Phone Contact: 330-451-8760
Treshaun Birthday: June, 2010
Treshaun, who likes to be called “Tre”, is really looking forward to finding a family to spend time with.  He describes himself as a kind person who enjoys being a kid.  One of the most amazing places he’s visited…
Contact: Darrylynn Hamilton
Email Contact: Darrylynn.Hamilton@jfs.ohio.gov
Phone Contact: (330) 451-8106
Lamarreon Birthday: September, 2010
Lamarreon, whose nickname is Lamar, is an athletic preteen who loves basketball, football, and soccer. He especially likes basketball because he is good at making shots. Someday he would like to play for the NBA, like his heroes Kyrie,…
Contact: Kari Merrick
Email Contact: 330-451-8812
Phone Contact: Kari.Merrick@jfs.ohio.gov
Dante Birthday: July, 2011
Not every child will know the joy of running through the grass on a beautiful summer day. Not every child will lead an athletic team to victory. Not every child will be graced with a vivid imagination, creativity, or the ability to draw.…
Contact: Emily Jones
Email Contact: Emily.Jones01@jfs.ohio.gov
Phone Contact: 330-451-8760
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