Our Mission, Vision, and Values


To transform beliefs, values and actions to ensure permanent families for all children in the shortest time possible.


Vision Statement

By 2023 through leveraging leadership expertise, Kinnect will continue to design programs, products and services that transform Ohio’s child welfare system. Kinnect will continue to lead innovation to reduce the time that children spend in the child welfare system and to prevent entry into the child welfare system.


Utopian Vision

We envision a world where families, agencies, resources - and children - work together so that every child is loved and nurtured in a permanent family.



We believe that childhood is a fundamental human right and that all children deserve permanent families.

Every day that a child is in foster care, separated from their kin and community is a day in crisis.

We embrace hope, possibility and innovation.

We treat everyone with dignity and respect.