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.

Let me introduce you to Madyson! Madyson loves so many things in life! She is adventurous and loves to be outdoors. She loves to hike, camp, and fish. She loves to eat fish, too…and of course Italian food. Most of all, Madyson loves animals. She would love to live on a farm someday to be around farm animals. If she doesn’t live on a farm, she hopes to at least have a dog of her own. Madyson is looking for an adoptive home that might share her interests, support the loves in her life, and of course, love her in return!

Madyson has experienced a difficult past. She is in need of a permanent family to help make new memories to replace some of the unhappy ones of her past. Madyson would be best served in an active family with a parent or parents who can provide lots of attention and structure. Madyson does fairly well in school, but would also benefit from parents who can assist her somewhat with homework and advocate for her academically when necessary. Madyson needs a family that will focus on trust, bonding, and attachment as she transitions into an adoptive home. Madyson hopes to find a family who will support a continuing relationship with her younger biological sister who lives with her grandparents.

Let me introduce you to Kasady. This girl loves General Tso’s chicken, zebra print, animals, reading, crafting, and talking. She loves to do many things and enjoys many things. But most of all she loves the idea of finding a forever family. Kasady wants desperately to be adopted. She reports that she is comfortable with traditional and non-traditional families – single parents or couples. She is very open to different types of family situations.

Kasady is a teen who really wants to have a positive future. But she is in need of a special, permanent family that will accept her past and help her to make good decisions in the future. She also needs a family to help her make new memories to replace some of her unhappy ones. Additionally, she needs a family willing to help her transition into adulthood in a few short years. Kasady requires a lot of parental attention, supervision, and support to stay safe and would benefit from a highly structured, yet active home. She is very well spoken and thrives on positive one on one time with adults. Kasady is capable of doing fairly well in school. However, she may need some help academically. Kasady would do best in a home with no younger or vulnerable children and a home with maybe only one or two older children at most.

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