November 2023 Newsletter

NOAS is thrilled to recognize National Adoption Month by celebrating Javier’s adoption. 

NOAS is thrilled to recognize National Adoption Month by celebrating Javier’s adoption. Javier was adopted by his God-Aunt after spending 1,422 days in foster care. We love celebrating legalizations at NOAS.


Stop in at the NOAS Warren Office

to pick up your angel card

The tree is up, and the angels are waiting for your pick! The need remains the same despite a few changes this year. We work to ensure that every child served by NOAS receives a gift to help celebrate the holidays through our Angel Tree program, which has been in place for over 30 years. Visit our Warren office Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Kathy can be reached at 330-856-5582, extension 110, if you have any questions about our Angel Tree program. Thank you for your continued support.

Or Shop Our Angel Tree Holiday Wish List on Amazon


Empowering Youth: Finding Points of Connection

This year's theme is "Empowering Youth: Finding Points of Connection", emphasizing the need for adoptive families for teens in U.S. foster care. In Ohio, almost 15,000 children live in foster homes or other out-of-home settings, and more than 3,000 of those children and youth are awaiting adoption. Approximately 1,400 of the children awaiting adoption are over 13 years old. Adoptable children aged 13 and older have been in foster care for an average of 1,737 days, which is four years and nine months.

NOAS wants to draw attention to the need for foster and adoptive families in NE Ohio during Adoption Awareness Month. As a foster care agency, NOAS prides itself on providing children with nurturing, supportive and permanent homes. Join NOAS on your foster to adoption journey. Call 800-686-6627 ext. 126 or email [email protected].


NOAS received a generous donation from the Wings -N- Wheels event. The continued support of organizations like yours helps us provide needed programs and services for foster youth and families. Our heartfelt thanks extend out to the Wings -N- Wheels team for their generosity. Your support is invaluable.


The importance of mentors to a young person or young adult cannot be overstated. Mentoring foster youth shows them they are important, they are not alone, and someone cares about them. A mentor may be the only semblance of family in the life of a youth who has experienced foster care. Foster Care Mentors make a difference in the lives of foster children who need a helping hand, a connection, and someone to champion their well-being. Interested in taking the next step? Contact Kaitlin at 330-980-4505 or [email protected].


It is truly heartwarming to know that Lutz Greenhouse continues to support NOAS. Thank you so much. We had a lot of success with the 50/50 raffle and the Lutz item raffle! By donating and supporting us, you enable us to provide foster families with the best recruitment, training, and resources. Thank you very much!


NOAS is seeking energetic, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team. FOSTER YOUTH ADVOCATES are needed to work with foster youth during the matching and adoption process. Please direct any questions to Terri at 330-856-5582 ext. 198.

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TBRI® gives professionals who work with families’ insight not just into the needs and behaviors of children, but also into the demands and challenges faced by parents of children from hard places. Join us for a Lunch and Learn on November 15 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Using TBRI® to Support Children During the Holidays. Register with Kelly at [email protected] or 330-980-4973.

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Seeing all of the support for our efforts to support foster youth, teens, and families in Northeast Ohio is so heartwarming. Thank you so much for supporting "Shenanigans at the 9" in Cleveland. We raised nearly $70,000! With fundraising events like "Shenanigans at the 9" and support from friends like you, NOAS will continue to recruit, prepare, and support foster families while building positive connections for foster youth. Thank you once again for your kindness, generosity, time and efforts made for our Home Team Event. Together, we can create a brighter future for foster youth.

Meet Elena,

Age 14

Elena "Ella" is a compassionate, smart, funny, and charming young lady. She is intuitive and wise beyond her years. She is fun-loving and enjoys being social and staying busy. Read more

See more children who are waiting for a family just like yours.


Thank you to our OUTLAWS who graciously supported our peer-to-peer fundraising efforts to support foster youth, teens, and families. We greatly appreciate the extra time and energy you put into this project.

To learn more about NOAS please visit

Phone: 800-686-6627 ext. 126

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