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Lexi

A self-described social butterfly, Lexi spends a lot of time with her friends. She loves to be outside in the warm weather and hang out at the park or go swimming. She thinks people would be surprised to see she’s an excellent swimmer. Lexi plays soccer and is on a dance team too. Lexi loves to listen to pop music and will sing along to most artists on the radio. Her favorite at the moment is Iggy Azalea. A fan of dramatic TV shows, Lexi watches Pretty Little Liars and Criminal Minds—figuring out the mystery is always a thrill! She does well in school and likes to participate in her math class because she finds it to be the most challenging part of her day. When she gets older, Lexi wants to work hard and become a Dental Hygienist! She would love to have a few pets, especially a dog because they are her favorite.  Lexi would do well with a calm family that can help her to express herself and push her to pursue her dreams.

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Welcome to The Ohio Adoption Photolisting: You Can Make a Difference!

 

On any given day, over 11,000 Ohio children are living in foster families or in another out-of-home placement setting. These children, who reside in the custody of local children service agencies, may be dealing with issues of past abuse, neglect, and/or dependency. These children need permanent families through adoption.

Every child has a right to a permanent family - a family where they can be loved, cared for, and kept safe. Unfortunately, in Ohio many waiting children do not have families to call their own. The Ohio Adoption Photolisting is designed to assist individuals and families interested in learning more about the adoption process and to provide information on waiting children in Ohio.

Using this Site

There are two ways to view Ohio's children:

  • You may MEET THE CHILDREN by viewing a list of all Ohio waiting children
  • You may create a SEARCH to define the profile of children you would like to adopt.

Here are some tips for using this site:

  • Write down the name and identifying number of the child(ren) about whom you would like more information.
  • Visit the ADOPTION section of our website to learn more about adoption in Ohio.
  • Click the CONTACT US link at the top of this page to ask questions by email.
  • Visit AdoptUsKids.org to view a national photolisting of waiting children.

When requesting more information on a child, please be aware that you may not be given any identifying information until the agency has received a copy of your Homestudy and has determined your family is a potential match for the child.

Things to Remember

Many of the children available for adoption in Ohio have have been removed from their homes due to neglect, physical and/or sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and/or the inability of their parents to care adequately for them.  This photo listing is a very effective tool for finding families for our waiting children. Unfortunately, it also makes the children vulnerable to negative intrusions into their lives. Please help us to protect them. If you recognize any of these children or see them in your community, please respect their privacy.

Some children listed on OAPL have physical health, mental health, emotional health, or developmental challenges. This information is confidential and does not appear in the children's descriptions. More detailed information about individual children can be shared with adoptive parents by caseworkers during the adoption process.

All of Ohio's waiting children need loving, stable, and secure families!