Lake County Commissioners Declare November as National Adoption Month 

PAINESVILLE, Ohio, October 20, 2022– National Adoption Month is recognized annually in November throughout the nation as a time to raise awareness about the urgent need for adoptive families for children and youth in foster care.

At any given time, nearly 15,000 children in Ohio are being cared for away from their parents. While most of these children will eventually be reunited with biological family members, more than 3,000 children in the State of Ohio are currently waiting to be adopted and over 1,000 of them are teenagers.

“Our Department of Job and Family Services plays a crucial part in educating the public about foster and adoption,” said Commissioner John Hamercheck. “Thank you to everyone who continues to make a difference.” Please click here to read the entire press release.

Left to right: Commissioner John Plecnik, Job and Family Services Director Suzanne Casar, Social Worker Megan Ash, Commissioner Mark Tyler, and Commissioner John Hamercheck.