Information Hub

We have built and actively manage a comprehensive, statewide information hub with all of the resources available to kinship and adoptive families. Learn more about our database below, and contact us to find important resources that meet your particular needs.

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Thousands of kinship and adoptive families statewide are eligible for resources they do not use or access. We work with families to connect the dots and navigate the ins and outs of each system, resource, and opportunity.

Kinship Permanency Incentive Program (KPIP)

The KPI program is designed to promote a permanent commitment by a kinship caregiver(s) through becoming guardians and custodians over minor children who would otherwise be unsafe or at risk of harm if they remained in their own homes. KPI provides up to eight incentive payments to families caring for their kin. Call us about navigating this resource! 1-844-OHIO-KAN

Kinship Caregiver Program (KCP)

Ohio's Kinship Caregiver Program (KCP) assists kinship caregivers with providing and maintaining a home for a child in place of a child's parents by providing reasonable and necessary relief of child caring functions through family stabilization and caregiving services.

Post Adoption Special Services Subsidy (PASSS) Program

Ohio offers a program known as Post Adoption Special Services Subsidy (PASSS). PASSS is negotiated after adoption finalization and provides funding to families to cover the reasonable costs of allowable services to address the child's physical or developmental disability or mental or emotional condition.

State Adoption Maintenance Subsidy (SAMS)

SAMS program provides financial assistance to families based on children's special needs at the time of the adoptive placement. To be eligible for SAMS, the adoptive family's gross income must not exceed 120 percent of the median income of a family of the same size.

Adoption Assistance (AA)

Parents who are thinking about or are in the process of adopting a child from foster care should know about adoption assistance (also known as adoption subsidy). Adoption assistance programs are designed to help parents meet the needs of children they adopt from foster care. Children can qualify for federal adoption assistance or state assistance, depending on the child’s history.

Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) is the federal program that funds many cash assistance programs across Ohio. The dollars provide a monthly payment (through the Chase Ohio Pathway Card or direct deposit) to low-income families with minor children at home.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits.

Subsidized Child Care

In certain circumstances, funding available for kinship and adoption families to support child care payments. Contact us to find out if we can help you access these resources.

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Available to All

Whether you are an individual or an organization, we are here for all the kinship and adoptive families of Ohio. Please contact us to get started navigating all the resources available in your area.