As a Ohio resident who’s interested in adopting, you have many adoption options, and this is the perfect place to begin exploring them. Below, you’ll find adoption agencies and adoption lawyers offering services in your state. Scroll past the listings to see Ohio adoption laws and policies.
OHIO ADOPTION LAWS & STATUTES
Each state maintains its own adoption policies, so the process can vary considerably for families, from state to state. Learn all about the legal guidelines for families adopting in Ohio, whether you’re adopting a newborn through domestic, private adoption, an infant or older child from U.S. foster care adoption, or an infant, toddler, or older child through international adoption. Find answers to the most common questions about Ohio adoptions.
WHO CAN ADOPT IN OHIO?
A married couple jointly with at least one adult spouse, a single adult or a married person without his/her spouse if legally separated, an unmarried minor if birthparent to the adopted child, a married adult without his/her spouse if the spouse is the adopted child’s birthparent or if the spouse’s reason for not jointly petitioning is excused by the court.