August 2021 Newsletter
NOAS IS CELEBRATING LEGALIZATIONS
Congratulations to all of these kids and their families
18-year-old Amber joined her forever family on June 24th. Her smile says it all! You are never too old to be adopted and loved.
This sweet sibling group was adopted on July 29th. So thrilled for Andrew, Christian and Anabelle. Sibling adoptions are the best.
Congratulations to Lilly and Jesse as they get to grow up together. This brother and sister were on adopted on July 29th.
Jace spent over 3 years in foster care but was adopted on August 9th and we couldn't be happier for him and his family.
NOAS RECEIVES $27,502.89
FROM PA-OH GIVES
Thank you to our generous donors who contributed to Northeast Ohio Adoption Services during Giving Week. NOAS received $24,419.83 in donations from many wonderful donors. The Community Foundation of Western PA & Eastern OH matched those donations giving NOAS an additional $3,051.66 and a power-up bonus of $31.40. The foundation raised a total of $1,273,301 for 61 local non-profits.

We appreciate you and you help us make a difference by making permanent connections for children and young adults in foster care. Because of your kindness and support we are able to continue working with families at NO COST to them.
WANDA'S BIRTHDAY BAG PROGRAM NEEDS YOUR HELP
Wanda Marland is the founder of Comfort & Hope. She started Comfort & Hope in 2005, giving blankets to individuals going through difficult situations. It was expanded 5 years ago to include birthday bags and blankets for foster youth in the Mahoning Valley, including NOAS foster youth and young adults.

“When these kids get these gifts, they just light up. They truly light up. It makes them know that they matter, that people care.” 

As the number of children and young adults we serve on our NOAS caseloads continues to grow, so does the number of birthdays each month. In order for Wanda’s Birthday Bag Program to continue to light up kid's birthdays, be successful, and keep up with increased kids coming into foster care, she needs your help.

Please consider making a cash donation for supplies or $25 gift cards to Walmart, JoAnn Fabrics, or Target.

Donations can be dropped off or mailed to NOAS at 5000 E. Market Street, Warren, OH 44484. If you have any questions please contact Kathy Evans at kevans@noas.com.
JOIN NOAS FOR OUR 8TH ANNUAL HOME TEAM CELEBRATION
Helping Children Find Forever Families
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2021
at Cleveland Museum of Natural History
in Cleveland, OH

Tickets are on sale now through September 17, 2021
You and your guest(s) will be surrounded by the wonders of science! Enjoy one of Cleveland’s premier culinary talents, Zack Bruell Events. Dance to the Cleveland Keys Dueling Pianos. Shop the Auction. Browse the Museum exhibits in its centennial year. Make a weekend out of it. Stay at the Tudor Arms Hotel. Watch the Cleveland Browns Home Opener against Houston on Sun. Sept.19, 2021.

All proceeds will support NOAS and the foster youth and families we serve. Please consider buying tickets and supporting the costs of finding, training, and supporting specialized families for Ohio’s foster kids, teens, and emancipated youth through a variety of NOAS programs.
NOAS IS HIRING
We have a new open position at NOAS for a Wendy's Wonderful Kids Recruiter.

If you, or someone you know, might be interested, please have them apply on indeed below or email their resume to Terri at tcalautti@noas.com.


NOAS is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, handicap, veteran or family status, or any other status or condition protected by applicable state or federal laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies. Diversity is welcome and encouraged.
REGISTER TO BECOME LICENSED TO FOSTER/ADOPT
Do you feel ready to take the next step towards becoming a foster and/or adoptive parent, make sure that you register for our upcoming Weekend Pre-Placement Class Series starting in October. Call Cindy at 800-686-6627 ext. 126 to register.
BRAYDICH DENTAL SMILES FOR CHARITY
Much appreciation to Braydich Dental in Hubbard for the generous $10,000 donation from the Smiles for Charity spring campaign.  A huge thank you to all who got their teeth whitened! NOAS is so blessed with local community support.
NOAS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to Karissa Logan for being selected EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH. Karissa is a Wendy's Wonderful Kids Recruiter who genuinely cares about the sibling group she is working with. She radiates positive energy towards this easy yet complicated placement. Karissa is always a team player. Thanks for all you do!
BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED
The Board of Directors determines policy and, together with the Executive Director, ensures the mission, vision and core values of NOAS are upheld.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GETTING ON BOARD WITH NOAS?

NOAS is also looking for new members for our Board of Directors. There is an application and approval process. Board meets nine times per year at 7:45 am at NOAS in Warren. The meetings last 60 to 90 minutes. A variety of professional experience is needed. Adoption experience helpful but not required. Please email Cheryl Tarantino at ctarantino@noas.com.
Meet Caden
Age 16
Caden is a very smart and respectful young man. He enjoys playing soccer and learning new songs on his guitar. He likes to help out around the house and really enjoys working on cars.