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  Meet Tremain
Tremain turns 10 in November and describes himself as respectful, intelligent, courteous and pleasant.

He says people have been commenting lately about how tall he has grown.

Tremain doesn't really like school, but he is academically on target. He does like gym class. In his free time, he likes a lot of physical activity too - rock climbing, bowling, kickball. He likes to watch soccer on TV.

He's active in church, where he is an usher.

He likes to listen to music, including to Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson. He likes to watch the Disney Channel and Nick at Nite. His favorite show these days is the Descendants, a movie about the children of famous Disney characters.

He plays video games, Halo being his favorite. He loves hamburgers.

And he is very proud of himself for something that happened at school recently - he saw a student being a bully and he reported it to a teacher.

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We love to tell stories about our wonderful foster and adoptive families. If you know a good HCJFS story, email Jane Prendergast or call 513-946-2195. 

November: We're Celebrating Adoption
November is National Adoption Month - our favorite month to celebrate. Helping provide permanency to our kids in foster care is one of the most rewarding things we do.

So we'll be sharing adoption success stories all month on hckids.org and on our social media channels.

We're also working on a special Adoption Day event for Nov. 20. That day, we will have the pleasure of seeing 17 children adopted into eight families. One couple is adopting six siblings.

Our coffee sleeves will be popping up on coffee cups throughout the area soon too. We made two sleeve designs this year to feature eight kids.  

And stay tuned for our 2016 calendars. We're finishing them up now and they'll be ready for distribution soon. 


We are so happy to have two winners at annual PCSAO conference

Every year, the Public Children Services Association of Ohio honors social workers and others for their work with children's services. HCJFS brought home two awards this year:
  • For having the most Outstanding Child Protection Support Staff - Travina Adams.
  • And for one of our foster kids, Trent Stadtmiller, who won a Rising Up and  Moving On award for how much he has overcome.
Adams was commended for increasing and improving the agency's adoption recruitment events, at which potential families can meet some of our kids who are waiting for forever families.
Stadtmiller, who is studying at Wilmington College, is considering becoming a social worker so he can pay it forward and help kids in the system.

Black Veil Brides

Our "Could You Be #theone?" social media campaign to promote adoption goes international

While backstage in London for the start of the UK Warped Tour, the band Black Veil Brides took pictures with our green foam hands. As part of a joint promotion with Kerrang magazine, they shared the photo on Instagram, where it was seen by more than 6,000 people.

On the agency's social media channels, an additional 700 people have seen the photo with the popular band. There is an HCJFS connection to the band - lead singer and founder Andy Biersack is the son of Employee Relations Manager Chris Biersack.

Stay tuned for pictures of more celebrities wearing our "Could you be #theone?" foam fingers.