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


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

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


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


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


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


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.


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