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Our programs are designed to support kinship caregivers so that children and kin can remain connected. Research has shown that children do better when they can remain with kin, within their community, and connected to their culture.

OhioKAN is a statewide program designed to help kinship and adoptive families navigate and connect with all available resources, locally and statewide. Our Kinnect to Family program utilizes the strategies of diligent searching and relentless engagement to identify potential connections, supports, and kinship placement options for children entering into foster care.

We believe all children have caring and capable extended families that are willing to help raise their kin. With the right tools and engagement, families can be united together to support one another through kinship care.

Please consider supporting our kinship care efforts across the state of Ohio.

What is Kinship Care?

Watch our short video to understand what we mean when we say 'kin' and why it's an important part of our work!


What is Kinnect?

Kinnect is an Ohio-based nonprofit that leverages its leadership and expertise to design programs, products, and services that transform the child welfare system. As a leader in creating, implementing, and evaluating transformational programs and services, they work to prevent entry and reduce the time children spend in the child welfare system.

Kinnect’s mission is to develop partnerships that transform beliefs, values and actions in order to achieve permanency for all children in the foster care system in the shortest time possible. At Kinnect we believe that having a forever family and a sense of belonging is what every child deserves.

The power of kinship

The Kinnect Approach places kinship at the heart of the effort to help children in need find their permanent family. Foster care should be short-term and temporary. By partnering with other members of a child’s extended family, we can minimize disruption and help the family thrive.

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