Ohio law does not require foster care homes, where the state places some of its most vulnerable children, to be safe from lead hazards.
November is adoption month. There are over 4,000 children in Ohio awaiting an adoptive family; waiting for forever parents. We don't seem to concentrate on how they became eligible for adoption and we also tend to ignore the hundreds of step-parents and other relatives who adopt each year.
A program that will be proposed in the state legislature would allow the Ohio treasurer to offer financial institutions deposits at below-market interest rates, with the savings passed on to Ohioans who need to take out loans to pay for adoption costs.
According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Kinship Care refers to a temporary or permanent arrangement in which a relative or any ...
Portage County Children Services is seeing more children in care after a ... Jeffries said she recently attended a meeting with other directors in Ohio ...
The Ohio Department of Health stresses it's critical to get a handle on the problem with opioid prescriptions. Many people who use heroin or fentanyl began with prescription painkillers. In response, the government has enacted several programs. Ohio's actions, which are closely watched by other states, cities, and counties, may serve as a model for programs across the nation:
For over 50 years, the Professional ... is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity and Lucas County Children Services.
A successful foster-care system has to be one that involves the child in its decision-making, said a former Lucas County foster child who's about to add her own experience to Gov. Mike DeWine's new council charged with recommending changes to the over-tasked system.
Anthony Cardenas spends his workdays piecing together family trees that branch out to at least 80 members.
For the second year in a row, the Lake County commissioners unanimously passed a resolution proclaiming November National Adoption Awareness Month in Lake County.
Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohio has too many children in crisis, with an improved foster care system among the potential answers.
Across the U.S. and in parts of Canada, more than 9,000 children have been adopted through the Wendy's Wonderful Kids program, which provides money for public and private agencies to hire recruiters whose sole job is to find adoptive families for the children who have been waiting the longest. A five-year study of the model found that foster children served by program recruiters are up to three times more likely to be adopted, especially if they are teenagers, children with special needs or sibling groups.
A government study out this past week says the nation's opioid epidemic cost the economy $696 billion from 2015 through last year. Then there's the human toll, not captured by dollars and cents: Lives lost to overdose and families torn apart by addiction. Dean Reynolds reports.