Dayton, Ohio (Dec. 14, 2018) – Montgomery County Children Services hit a milestone on Friday, Dec. 14, when the agency adopted its 100th child of 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in Montgomery County Probate Court, 41 N. Perry Street, Dayton.
“We are always looking for local people who are willing to open their hearts and their homes to our children in foster care,” said Assistant Director Jewell Good. “Training is free and provided at the Haines Children’s Center in Dayton, and some training is even available online. We have a great need to place teenage children and sibling groups in local homes.”
While Montgomery County has averaged 85.4 adoptions in the last five years, the county has not reached 100 adoptions since 2007. There are currently 191 children awaiting their forever families while in the legal custody of Montgomery County Children Services. The county has a total of 619 kids in foster care.
Anyone interested in learning more about foster care and adoption can drop in to our next informational meeting, set for Thursday, Jan. 3, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Haines Children’s Center, 3304 N. Main Street in Dayton. A complete schedule monthly informational meetings is available under the Children Services tab at mcohio.org, and additional information is available by calling (937) 224-KIDS (5437).