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WELCOME TO OHIOKAN

OhioKAN is a new statewide program designed to help kinship and adoptive families navigate and connect with all available resources, locally and statewide.

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LATEST FROM THE OHIOKAN BLOG, The Navigator

How to Support Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Exploration

Research shows that there are certain behaviors that can protect LGBTQ+ youth against physical and mental health risks. The more often and more emphatically these accepting behaviors are practiced, the greater the impact to youth well-being. As a parent or caregiver, you play a key role in preventing many of the negative outcomes faced by these vulnerable youth in your care.

5 Things Your Transracially Adopted Young Person Wants You to Know

Transracial adoption is defined as “placing a child who is of one race or ethnic group with adoptive parents of another race or ethnic group.” (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 1994).

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“We are so glad we called you. Our OhioKAN Navigator was able to immediately connect us with several resources that are already making a huge difference for us. Thank you!”

KINSHIP FAMILY, CUYAHOGA COUNTY