March Caring for Kids Around Town:
In March, our Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters will be holding a Bowling Mixer in March!
April Caring for Kids Around Town:
Our staff will be at the Family Expo being held at Summit Mall on Saturday, April 20th from 10 am to 5 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Caring for Kids Around Town:
Two of our staff attended the Cuyahoga Falls High School Career Night in February to speak with teens interested in pursuing a career as a Social Worker, Birth Parent Counselor or Child Centered Recruiter. In addition, Executive Director, Pat Ameling, spoke to the 6 sections of Health classes at Firestone High School in February dispelling the Myths about Adoption and Foster Care.
The Staff here at Caring for Kids is always available to speak to any community organizations, Houses of Worship, schools or other interested groups to talk about Adoption, Foster Care and Birth Parent services. Please contact us if you are interested in having us join you.
2012 in Review
A great big “Thank You!” to our wonderful Foster Families for the loving care they continue to provide the children in their care.
Caring for Kids served 60 children in our foster homes in 2012
Caring for Kids sends a heartfelt “Congratulations” to all of our adoptive families.
In 2012 Caring for Kids placed 46 infants into their Loving Adoptive homes.
Caring for Kids also placed 20 children ages 1-17 years old from the Public Child Welfare System into their Loving Forever Families in 2012.
New Caring for Kids Staff Welcomed!
Welcome Stephanie Novak, LPC and Traci Hagen, MSW, LSW to the CFK staff as Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter and Foster Care Case Manager, respectively.
October 24, 2012
Congrats! WWK Recruiter Allison Neumeister to be recognized for her outstanding work with abused and neglected children in Summit County.
On Thursday, November 8th, Allison will be honored by the Alliance of Summit County Childcaring Providers at the 6th Annual Special Recognition and Awards Breakfast for her superb work with abused and neglected children in Summit County. Allison will be one among twelve professionals in the county to receive this prestigious award. Great work Allison!
October 15, 2012
Thanks! Ronald McDonald House Charities grants CFK funds to buy backpacks, school supplies, stuffed animals and books for children in foster care.
Thank you Ronald McDonald House Charities for supporting CFK programs! With RMHC's help, CFK will provide backpacks and school supplies to school aged children as well as books and stuffed animals for younger children. Their continued support means so much to the agency and to the children in foster care who benefit from their generosity!
October 10, 2012
SPECIAL EVENT ON NOVEMBER 8, 2012: Views of Adoption to feature diverse panel of adoption triad members.
Views of Adoption will provide attendants with personal accounts of adoption from members of the adoption triad. Melinda D. Sykes, Esq., Director of Children's Initiatives for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, will moderate and provide a keynote speech. For more detailed information regarding this special event, please contact us. RSVPs to (330) 928-0044 are appreciated.
The panel will share the joys and challenges of...
- Openness in Adoption - Older Child Adoption - Inter-Country Adoption
- Domestic Adoption - Infant Adoption - Q & A Session
Thursday, November 8, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Akron Children's Hospital
Considine Professional Building Auditorium (Ground Level)
215 W. Bowery St., Akron, OH 44308
August 31, 2012
A great time was had by all at CFK’s 6th annual Great Strides Horse Camp at Victory Gallop!
The children in attendance rode horses, hiked, fished and learned about different species of animals. To learn how you can help a child in foster care attend Horse Camp next summer, visit our Donate Now link.
Caring for Kids’ very own Allison Neumeister has become a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter for Summit County.
To learn more about the work Allison will be doing as a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter please visit our Waiting Children page.
Year to date 2012: Caring for Kids has placed 33 infants and 8 older children!
In 2011, CFK placed 38 infants and 21 older children!
We’ve hired two new Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters for Cuyahoga County.
We welcome Michael Lynn Blackburn, LSW, and Linda Chasteen, MSW, LISW, who will be working to find homes for waiting children right here in Northeast Ohio.
Caring for Kids welcomes its newest staff members!
In August, Lori Scobee, LSW, and Tracy Deitrick, LSW, joined the CFK staff as a Birth Parent Counselor and Public Adoption Program Coordinator, respectively.