Home studies may be faxed to Melissa Nunamaker at 740-852-9020, emailed to Melissa.Nunamaker@jfs.ohio.gov , or mailed to Melissa's attention at: Madison County DJFS 200 Midway Street London, Ohio 43140. Melissa may be reached at 740-852-6055.

Let me introduce you to Elizza! Elizza is a young teen who hopes to find an adoptive home soon. Elizza has a beautiful singing voice and she loves music. Elizza also loves animals especially horses. She would love to live on a farm to be around animals. Elizza has a wonderful sense of humor and she can be a lot of fun to be around.

Elizza has experienced a difficult past of disappointment, neglect, and abuse. She is in need of a permanent family to help make new memories to replace some of the unhappy ones of her past. Elizza requires a lot of parental supervision and support to maintain positive behaviors and she would benefit from a highly structured, yet active home. Although Elizza has recently made good strides academically, she would benefit from parents who can be strong academic advocates for her. She may also need additional help from parents with school work. Elizza may likely struggle building strong and trusting attachments to adults. She will need parents who are very committed for the long term to help her bond and adjust, as well as parents who will help facilitate her current mental health treatment. Elizza also has 7 siblings and 2 half siblings that she would like to remain in contact with so she will need parents willing to help maintain these relationships.

Are you an active family that enjoys sports? Let me introduce Jason. Jason loves many sports and activities. Jason likes to do many things that typical 10 year old boys like to do. He is a big Ohio State fan and also a Pittsburg Steeler fan. He likes to be outdoors. He really likes pickup trucks and especially trucks with cool paint jobs. Jason wants a family that would be patient with him and a family that keeps busy. Jason is a young boy who really wants to have a positive future. But he is in need of a special, permanent family to help him make new memories to replace some of his unhappy ones. Jason requires a lot of parental supervision and support and would benefit from a highly structured, yet active home. Jason is generally a very intelligent young man, but he may need some help academically. Due to Jason's history of multiple placements, neglect, and abuse, he may likely struggle building strong and trusting attachments to adults. Jason needs parents who are very committed for the long term and parents who are open to services that may help him bond and adjust. Jason would like to be in a home with other children; however, it may be best for Jason to be the youngest child in the home.

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