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Foster Youth & Alumni Hub


Adoption Network Cleveland: The Ohio Family Connection is committed to supporting youth currently in foster care and those who have aged out of the foster care system. Currently, there are approximately 2,000 children and youth in foster care in Cuyahoga County, with 500+ in the permanent custody of the county and awaiting a permanent family.

The Foster Youth & Alumni Hub supports youth/teens in permanent custody (those whose parents’ parental rights have been terminated) by providing them with life skills and preparing them for adoption and/or adulthood. It also works with youth who have aged out of foster care to provide support around safely and effectively reconnecting with birth family members if desired. Finally, it provides mediation services for cases with multiple placement options in order to preserve family connections for the youth.

Adoption Network Cleveland provides resources, from our organization and the community, that can be helpful for youth in foster care and alumni as well as offering guidance, support, and specific services.

These services include:

For more information

Contact Donikea Austin, Youth Services Program Coordinator at or (216) 482-2334.

Foster Youth & Alumni Calendar

Thursday, June 20, 2019
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Church of the Saviour, 2537 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
5:30 pm8:30 pm
Adoption Network Cleveland, 4614 Prospect Av E #550, Cleveland, OH 44103

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Mentor Baptist Church, 7500 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., Mentor, Ohio 44060

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
4:30 pm6:30 pm
Maple Heights Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 5225 Library Lane, Cleveland

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library (Karl Rd. Branch), 5590 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
7:00 pm9:00 pm
MedPoint Health Center, 650 Graham Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221

Thursday, July 18, 2019
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Church of the Saviour, 2537 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

Saturday, July 20, 2019
10:30 am12:30 pm
Hyde Park Branch, Cincinnati Library, 2747 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45208

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