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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) – Tubers, kayakers and canoers traveled to Adventure Pro Outdoors on Saturday, July 17, to float and paddle down the Hocking River to benefit the Friends of the Shelter Dogs, a volunteer organization whose purpose is to support local dog shelters with veterinary care, food donations and rehabilitative care. Many at the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a parent loses the ability to protest a child’s adoption by failing to support the child as required by law or a judge’s order. At issue was a man’s refusal to allow his ex-wife’s new husband to adopt their child. The new husband… Read More
In Ohio, as many as 19,000 children are projected to be in the foster care system by this time next year. State leaders are offering a plan that could address the crisis by alleviating some of the financial stress that comes with adoption through reduced interest rates. The pending legislation, to be introduced in the… Read More
Are you are interested in learning more about parenting opportunities through foster care and adoption? Attend this information meeting at Athens County Children Services and get your questions answered. There is no obligation to move forward. Light refreshments will be provided.
Ohio has nearly 16,000 children in the custody of county children’s services agencies. Gov. Mike DeWine wants to increase the number of foster care families available to meet that need. Here is one effort that’s designed to recruit more foster parents. The state has a new foster care and adoption website that gives Ohioans information on requirements and… Read More
Thousands of Ohio adoptees are about to take advantage of a law giving them access to their adoption files and birth certificates. Beginning Friday, individuals who were adopted between January 1, 1964, and September 18, 1996, can request the information from the Ohio Department of Health. The law affects records for about 400,000 people, information… Read More