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Four Jewish Children in need of a Forever Family

There are 4 Jewish children in Toledo, OH that need a Jewish family to adopt them. They are ages 14 (male) 7 (male) 5 (female) and 3 month old. The older 3 were adopted by the maternal grandmother. She died about 1 1/2 months ago. The baby was placed with the County for adoption. All 4 children are in the same foster home. Thank you for your interest.

Beth S. Gerber LISW
Associate Director
Director, Senior Services
Jewish Family Services
1070 College Avenue
Columbus, OH 43209
(614) 559-0119 Fax (614) 231-4978
bgerber@jfscolumbus.org
www.jfscolumbus.org

A Guide to Adoption Services in Maine - Child and Family Services

Address 1: 
Central Office: Office of Child & Family Services
Address 2: 
2 Anthony Avenue
City: 
Augusta
State/Province: 
Maine
ZIP/Post Code: 
4333
Phone: 
(207) 624-7900

From the Maine.gov site:

Who are the Children Available for Adoption Through the Department of Health and Human Services?

While there are presently many children who need adoptive families, they are generally not infants or toddlers. Most of today's waiting children are grade school age, or older. Many have physical, mental or emotional disabilities.

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Address 1: 
Office of the Secretary
Address 2: 
275 East Main Street
City: 
Frankfort
State/Province: 
Kentucky
ZIP/Post Code: 
40621
Phone: 
(800) 928-4303

From the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Adoption Page:

The Adoption Services Branch is responsible for program oversight and planning in the area of adoption services. The primary focus is timely permanency planning and achievement for committed children in out of home care.

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Address 1: 
Director's Office - Springfield
Address 2: 
406 East Monroe St.
City: 
Springfield
State/Province: 
Illinois
ZIP/Post Code: 
62701
Phone: 
800-572-2390

From the Illinois DCFS Adoption page:

Adoption offers a chance at a new beginning for many children cared for by the Department. Families constitute the building blocks of society. They provide children with the love and security needed to grow into healthy adults.

The Department helps thousands of adoptable children to find a new home each year. Most children placed by DCFS were from homes so abusive or neglectful that it would be unsafe for them to return.

Wyoming Department of Family Services

Address 1: 
2300 Capitol Ave.
Address 2: 
Hathaway Building
City: 
Cheyenne
State/Province: 
Wyoming
ZIP/Post Code: 
82002
Phone: 
307-777-7564

From the Foster Care page of the Wyoming Department of Family Services:

Welcome to the Department of Family Services. We are excited about your interest in our foster care program. Please look at our different links available on this page and don't forget the important link "Contact us about foster care" This will enable you to provide us a way to contact you to discuss your interest, answer any questions and hopefully start you on the path to become a foster parent.

Montana Department of Public Health and Family Services

Address 1: 
1400 Broadway (Cogswell Building)
City: 
Helena
State/Province: 
MT
Phone: 
(406) 444-5900

From the Montana CFSD site:

The Child and Family Services Division (CFSD) is a part of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. Its mission is to keep Montana's children safe and families strong.

The division provides state and federally mandated protective services to children who are abused, neglected, or abandoned. This includes receiving and investigating reports of child abuse and neglect, working to prevent domestic violence, helping families to stay together or reunite, and finding placements in foster or adoptive homes.

Utah Division of Child and Family Services

Address 2: 
120 North 200 West, #225
City: 
Salt Lake City
State/Province: 
UT
ZIP/Post Code: 
84103
Phone: 
(801) 538-4100

From the UT Child and Family Services Page:

Our goal is to have communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect, and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence, and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.

NEVADA DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES

Address 1: 
4126 Technology Way
Address 2: 
3rd Floor
City: 
Carson City
State/Province: 
Nevada
ZIP/Post Code: 
89706
Phone: 
(775) 684-4400

From the DCFS site:

The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), together in genuine partnership with families, communities and other governmental agencies, provides support and services to assist Nevada's children and families in reaching their full human potential. DCFS recognizes that Nevada's families are our future and children, youth and families thrive when they:

*Live in safe, permanent settings

*Experience a sense of sustainable emotional and physical well being

Family Attachment Counseling Center

From the site:

We believe in the power of relationships. Relationships with parents, children, spouses, peers, the Divine and even ourselves have an immense impact on an individual's holistic health. Our practice builds upon this philosophical base. We work with adults, couples, families and children in improving relationships and building on existing strengths.

Contact the Center
todd@familyattachment.com

Address

18322-C Minnetonka Blvd.
Deephaven, Minnesota 55391

Telephone
(952) 475-2818

Fax
(952) 475-3356

From the Blogs - Friends and Family - Do They Understand

Sometimes it seems like your immediate support circle just doesn't get what it means to be the parent of a Child of Trauma. Little victories, that seem huge to you, are seen as "Yah, so what"'s but others. But you know better.

In the blogs I'm taking a little look at the why's.

Who do you use for support? Does your immediate circle "get it"? If so, how did you help them understand? If not, who do you go to for support?