Our Program

OhioKAN is a flexible and responsive kinship and adoption navigator program designed to assist children, caregivers, and families statewide.

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OUR CORE BELIEF

We believe that families are inherently capable of finding solutions to the circumstances and challenges they face.

A local approach to serving families statewide

 Use the map below to explore our 10 OhioKAN regions

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With OhioKAN Navigators working throughout 10 OhioKAN Regions, we combine local knowledge with statewide resources. OhioKAN is designed specifically to ensure every kinship and adoptive family who wants support navigating the resources available to them can get it.

THE OHIOKAN VALUES

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Children

We value Ohio’s children and are determined to keep the safety, permanency, and well-being of our children as our primary driver.

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Accountability

We value integrity and transparency. We do what we say and say what we do.

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Respect

We value the diversity of our families and hold the belief that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

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Engagement

We value the voices of all kinship and adoptive families and will engage them knowing their perspective is the foundation on which we will build.

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Strengths

We value every family’s strengths and believe everyone can contribute to the solution.

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Inclusive and welcoming

By taking an inclusive, engaging, and genuine approach, OhioKAN partners with families to strengthen their networks.