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.

Are you an active family that enjoys sports? Let me introduce Aaron. Aaron enjoys football, basketball, and baseball. But his favorite sport is wrestling. He also enjoys watching sports and movies on TV and especially playing video games. He likes to be active and enjoys camping, fishing, and being outdoors. But he also appreciates quiet times to just be with family members.

Aaron has experienced a difficult past of disappointment, neglect, and abuse. He is in need of a permanent family to help make new memories to replace some of the unhappy ones of his past. Aaron requires a lot of parental supervision and support and would benefit from a highly structured, yet active home. He may also need additional help from parents with school work. Likewise, Aaron could benefit from having parents who can advocate for him academically and communicate well with his teachers. Aaron may likely struggle building strong and trusting attachments to adults. He will need parents who are very committed for the long term to help him bond and adjust, while helping him prepare for adulthood. Aaron also has an older brother that he would like to remain in contact with so he will need parents willing to help maintain this relationship.

Madison County Children's Services is currently accepting home studies. 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 by phone at 740-852-6055.

Are you a family that can make room for this teen? Meet Derik! Derik is a fine young man with lots of potential. He can be well mannered and has a caring heart. Derik generally gets along well with children and peers. He enjoys time with friends and family. Derik has some family members and friends that he would like to remain in contact with if he is adopted.

Derik is in search of a forever family to help him make a safe, positive, and promising transition into adulthood. Derik would benefit from a parent or parents who can advocate for him academically, assist him with homework, and communicate well with school personnel. He will also benefit from a parent or parents who can provide him with lots of one on one attention, strong supervision, and guidance. Derik needs positive role models in his life that can help set a good example for him and help to motivate him to reach his potential.

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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