Sojourners Celebrates National Adoption Month

At Sojourners we believe that every child deserves a forever home. Our Family Development staff work hard to match children in our foster care program with wonderful forever parents. We have facilitated the adoptions of close to forty children in the past three and one half years. And, several of our staff have adopted children […]

Annual Poker Run Offers Ride for Our Foster Kids

Motorcycle riders have the chance to ride the beautiful summer roads of southeast Ohio and help local foster care youth during the All Riders Club annual Ride for Foster Kids poker run on August 3. Registration will be held from 11:00 am to Noon at the Redman Lodge, 7875 Dairy Lane, in Athens.  The cost […]

Foster Care Program Flourishes

      The Foster Care program of our Family Development division has been growing in recent months. We now carry an average census of between 70 and 80 young people in care.  Youth are placed in one of our 35 foster care and adoption homes in Allen, Athens, Auglaize, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, […]

Adoption Program Honored in Nation’s Capital

Janie and Senator Mary Landrieu (LA) during Angels in Adoption pinning ceremony US Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio) recently nominated the adoptive program of our division of Family Development to be recognized as an Angel in Adoption. The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angels in  Adoption™ Program provides Members of Congress the opportunity to honor an […]

The World Came to Sojourners

Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritania, South Sudan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, USA This summer, Sojourners had an exciting opportunity to collaborate with Ohio University in Athens in an exciting educational project with UNICEF. The university was one of just four in the United States chosen to host a UNICEF Communications for Development (C4D) training for UNICEF officers […]

May in National Foster Care Month

      Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity to shine a light on the experiences of the more than 400,000 children and youth in the foster care system. The campaign raises awareness about the urgent needs of these young people and encourages citizens from every walk of life to get involved […]

Adoption Program Success From Start

   When Janie Rhoads, now Sojourners’ Director of Family Development Programs, joined our staff last spring she brought with her skills which have helped Sojourners fulfill one of its missions—to help young people in foster care find forever families. Janie worked with Steve Clever, then our Director of Foster Care, to augment our policies to […]