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MissSaniya, 11, and Tatiana, 8, are looking for a home where they can be together.
MissSaniya, who prefers to be called Saniya, is a bright, young girl who does well in school. She enjoys playing sports - especially basketball - with her friends. She is a great big sister and enjoys being a role model for her younger sister.  

Tatiana likes to play outside, read books and play with her Shopkins. She does well in school and definitely strives to be her best.
These beautiful sisters would do best with a family that lives an active, structured lifestyle.

Coming up: National Adoption Day
We'll celebrate this national month with our own special day, Nov. 17. Ten children will be adopted into seven families. We can't wait.

More information will be coming before the big day, so stay tuned. You will be able to tune in and watch remotely.

We have about 400 children in our permanent custody. They all deserve forever families.

Would you like to meet some of our kids?

If you have an approved home study, you are welcome to attend our next recruitment event - this Saturday.

Come to Painting with a Twist, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 6507 Harrison Ave. 45247.

Please RSVP with Travina Adams, 946-2282 or adamst06@jfs.hamilton-co.org.

Free LGBTQ competency training

If you serve youth, this is a great opportunity to learn more about supportive and affirming care for LGBTQ young people:

"Moving the Margins"
Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lighthouse Youth and Family Services
401 E. McMillan St.

The training is being done by Safe and Supported, a Lighthouse project. It is being adapted from curriculum done by Lambda Legal and the National Association of Social Workers. Training is free and 5.5 CEUs are available.

Space is limited, so register soon. Contact Evelyn Sears at 946-8642 or evelyns@hcmhrsb.org.

Weir a finalist for  leadership award

HCJFS Director Moira Weir has been chosen as a national finalist for an award recognizing government leaders.

Weir was named one of ten finalists for a 2017 Route Fifty Navigator Award in the category of Agency and Department Leadership. Weir was praised as someone who has built the foundation for success and created an environment for innovation.

She was one of nearly 300 people nominated for the award. 

Route Fifty is a private entity that aims to connect government leaders with relevant news, insight and resources. It bills itself as an essential source for learning about the great ideas, cutting-edge programs and success stories in government operations across the nation.

Winners will be announced Nov. 15.

Since 2009, Hamilton County JFS has won 16 innovation awards - more than any other government agency in Ohio - from the National Association of Counties.