A 5-year-old who can’t count to 10. A 3-year-old taken away from his parents after a skull fracture at just a few weeks old. A 7-year-old who had four surgeries before he turned three. A 2-year-old it took years to potty train.
Six siblings separated by foster care, three girls and three boys, were adopted Thursday by two separate families, possibly creating a much larger, blended family.
With her three children drifting to sleep in their cribs and toddler bed, Jessica Hollins sat in a rocking chair in the youngsters’ shared nursery, wanting them to feel her presence. By the glow of night lights and with soft music playing, she knitted a blanket for the little ones.
The group home where a 13-year-old boy was staying when he drowned last weekend is now the focus of at least three investigations. Ohio's Department of Jobs and Family Services, Cleveland Metroparks and Cuyahoga County's Division of Children and Family Services ...
A committee of activists is recommending several changes to Cuyahoga County children's services following the death of 4-year-old Aniya Day-Garrett earlier this year. Aniya's death, allegedly at the hands of her mother and mother's boyfriend, sent shock waves through the community...
The Child Welfare Review Panel reviewing how Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services handled the case of 4-year-old Aniya Day-Garrett and their policies completed the case review on June 28, but ...
Family Specialist Natalie Reynolds joined the Kiwanis Club of Lima on Tuesday, speaking about a new program "30 Days to Family". Allen County Children Services is one of eight public children service agencies in Ohio, selected to participate in the 30 Days to Family program.
A nonprofit corporation seeking to establish a residential social service facility in Miami Twp. is opposed by neighbors who say it will focus on "foster care." Safe Ward Inc. wants to operate the facility - the first of its kind in the township, one resident said - at 2600 Eckley Blvd. to ...
Every penny will go to support RAHAB's newest safe house, which opens this fall for girls as young as 11 who have been prostituted, manipulated, coerced, deceived and held captive in Ohio - which ranks fourth in America for human trafficking, according to the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force.
A report released last year highlighted the growing trend of Ohio grandparents raising their grandchildren. According to the report, there are about 40,000 households in Ohio where grandparents live with grandkids. Report:
2016, State of Poverty, a Portrait of Ohio Families
In response to the changing landscape of child and family services, today the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies announced it has changed its name to the Ohio Children's Alliance.
In more than 10 percent of Ohio households, grandparents are the primarily caregivers for their grandchildren. And Sheila Gibbs, Lucas County Children Services family services manager, said upward of 60 percent of the 700 open child services cases result in children in the care of a relative.
A new support group, SUCCEED, has formed in the Mahoning County for parents who have a current or past involvement with Mahoning County Children Services. This is a group made up of primary parents supporting each other and providing hope and empowerment.
Ohio teens would no longer be allowed to get married before 18 without an exception from a juvenile court, under a new bill passed by the Ohio House. House Bill 511, which passed unanimously in the House Wednesday, modifies Ohio law to generally make 18 the minimum age for marriage.