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Opinion: Diverse foster and adoptive parents needed

This is the reality of foster care today: There are more children in need of foster homes than there are foster families. Unfortunately, there are also more minority children in foster care than there are minority foster families. Every year, more than 25,000 young people age out of the foster …

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Proposed Plan Reduces Interest Rates For Adoption Loans

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, …

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Ohio treasurer wants to provide low-interest adoption loans

CLEVELAND — A lack of finances often stands between a child and their forever home. Placing them with prospective parents carries a hefty price-tag. The trend of skyrocketing adoption costs comes at a time when Ohio is on pace to have more than 19,000 children in foster care. Adopting a …

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Ohio Treasurer wants to provide low-interest adoption loans

CLEVELAND — A lack of finances often stands between a child and their forever home. Placing them with prospective parents carries a hefty price-tag. The trend of skyrocketing adoption costs comes at a time when Ohio is on pace to have more than 19,000 children in foster care. Adopting a …

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Sprague proposal to aid adoptive families

CrossSprague Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague on Wednesday unveiled a “Family Forward” initiative, which he says aims to ease the financial burden on families that are adopting children. The announcement was made at a Statehouse press conference which included state Rep. Jon Cross, R-Kenton, who plans to introduce legislation to establish …

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