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Donations pour in for Valley kids
By Staff Report - December 24, 2010

More than 700 toys, bicycles, clothing, gift cards, food baskets and outerwear were donated by area businesses, churches and individuals to help the Mahoning County Children Services Board distribute Christmas gifts to its clients. The board has conducted the distribution every December for the past 30 years...[Read More]


Luncheon celebrates adoption and foster program
By Sean Barron - November 21, 2010

Even though Milton Taltoan of Campbell adopted his daughter shortly after her birth, he doesn’t like to use the word “adopted” as a preface to describing her relationship to him. “She’s just like my own daughter,” Taltoan said of 3-year-old Sa’Diamond Taltoan. “She fits in well.”...[Read More]


Youngstown’s Hakim Fareed helps fill Valley need by adopting teens
By Kristine Gill - November 17, 2010

Hakim Fareed never thought he’d be a father. The Youngstown resident and Washington state native was content mentoring teens in a program he joined back home. But when friends encouraged him to try foster parenting, he took the plunge...[Read More]


Putting Focus on Adoption
By Ernie Brown - November 1, 2008

We have often heard the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. To build upon that theme, Mahoning County Children Services has embarked upon a program to increase adoption, especially among minority children...[Read More]


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