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Register For Our 16th Annual Golf Outing!

Every year, the Kinnect Golf Outing raises money to provide programs that help find legal and relational permanency for children who experience foster care.
Community support makes it possible for Kinnect to serve more children and families. As the number of Ohio children in care continues to grow, your support is more important than ever.

Here to Donate to Our Spring Appeal?

In 2020 alone, the Kinnect community's generosity has funded support and expansion of our programs throughout thee state of Ohio. Our work ensures that children have the opportunity to grow with the love of a permanent family.

Now, we are aiming to expand our 30 Days to Family Ohio and Chosen Affirming Family programs to even more counties across Ohio. To make that happen, we are again asking for your support. Kinship and affirming families will change EVERYTHING. Families will be brought together, children will have loving support networks, and our communities will be that much healthier!

Any donation whether it’s large, small, recurring, or non-recurring will help support Kinnect and allow us to expand so that we can help even more children and families throughout the state of Ohio! Let’s transform child welfare together!

What is Kinnect?

At Kinnect, we envision a child welfare system in Ohio where:

  • Foster care is a temporary or short-term option
  • Children and families are empowered to find solutions to the problems they face
  • Direct service providers and social workers can establish and maintain a culture of innovation and excellence
  • All stakeholders prioritize permanency in each decision made on behalf of a child and their family

We believe that childhood is a fundamental human right, and that every day for a child in foster care is a day in crisis. We envision a world where families, agencies, resources – and children – work together so that every child is loved and nurtured in a permanent chosen family. We develop partnerships that transform beliefs, values, and actions to achieve permanency for all children in the shortest time possible. We’ve been advancing this mission since 2005 (as Waiting Child Fund).

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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.