DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The state and a nonprofit
adoption foundation are working together to expand a program seeking
adoptive families for older foster children around Ohio.
Sources indicate $1.2 million contributed by the Dave Thomas Foundation for
Adoption and $1.1 million from the Ohio Department of Job and Family
Services have allowed expansion of the Wendy's Wonderful Kids program.
Ohio's contribution enabled the foundation to expand its existing program, adding 32 sites across Ohio.
The program also has hired 24 recruiters covering
51 counties to find adoptive families for foster children in the
hard-to-place category. That category includes those who are older than 8
and have been in foster care for two or more years.
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