After leaving behind the traditional custodial care of orphanages, we began new programs to enable most children to remain in their own homes while receiving services.
After World War II, The Children’s Home focused its efforts on adoption. By the 1950s, adoption became our fastest growing service and the agency had supervised the adoptions of more than 250 children by the middle of the century.
While continuing to provide adoption and other services, The Children’s Home responded to the need for more intensive, specialized treatment for children with emotional and behavioral challenges. In the 1970s, The Children’s Home converted its facilities from a home for dependent children to a residential treatment center. Cottages were reconstructed to reflect a smaller, more home-like atmosphere, conducive to the nature of residential treatment. Responding again to the needs of our community, The Children’s Home closed the residential treatment facility after 25 years of service. In its place, a less restrictive day program was designed to serve the same population of children. Complimentary services were put in place to provide families with additional support in home, school, and community settings.
William Howard Taft Center
Hamilton County Probate Court
James C. Cassel, Judge
230 East 9th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2145
Hours: 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday
The adoption records for adoptions in Ohio that were finalized between 1/1/1964 and 9/18/1996 were sealed/closed. For adoptions before 1964, the records were open and for adoptions after 9/18/1996, the records are open unless closed. (Post 9/18/1996 records that contain an effective denial of release will remain closed. A birthparent may withdraw a denial at any time.)
Today, The Children’s Home provides education and therapeutic treatment for children and their families facing social, behavioral and learning challenges. Through more than 20 campus and community-based programs and services, we transform young lives, helping children succeed in their homes, schools and communities.
We also provide consultation services for parents, and conduct training for caregivers and professionals.