About Us

Adams County Children Services

Adams County Children Services is a public children services agency based out of Wilson Children's Home, in West Union, Ohio. Adams County Children Services is the agency responsible, by law, for helping children who are at risk of being abused, neglected or dependent. Whenever possible, our goal is to keep the children in their homes. However, when necessary, the children may need to be placed in an alternative setting until they can be reunified safely with their family.

Adams County Children Services
300 North Wilson Drive
West Union, Ohio 45693
Phone: (937)544-2511
Fax: (937)544-9724

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed on all federal holidays

Emergencies: (937)544-2511

Executive Director   Jill Wright

Adams County Children Services Board Members

Chairman   Holly Johnson
Vice Chairman   Gerald "Hart" Wallingford
Secretary   William "Bill" Shelby
Member   Jodie Agnew
Member   Tena Nickell
Member   Cheryl Ruble
Member   Roger Taylor

Adams County Children Services investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect and provides protective services to children in Adams County, Ohio, in accordance with Ohio law.
Revenue sources County, State, and Federal
Staff 27 employees (Children Services and Wilson Children's Home staff)

  • Investigations
  • Child protective supervision
  • Case management
  • Referrals and Recommendations
  • Kinship care
  • Foster care
  • Adoptions
  • Children's adoption readiness
  • Independent living
  • Post-emancipation
  • Post-adoption
  • Assistance with federal entitlements
  • Transportation and visitation
  • Emergency assistance

The Wilson Children's Home

Wilson Children's Home is a children's residential center for children ages 10-18 and can provide care for up to 20 children due to abuse, neglect, dependency and some unruliness issues. Residential Care Workers are on-site, 24/7 to care for the residents of WCH.

The home was built in 1884 due to a very generous gift of over $46,000 (equal to $1.1 million today) from John T. Wilson.