Thousands of children in Ohio are waiting for adoptive families. You don’t need to be rich, married, or under 40. What you do need is 100% heart to adopt in Ohio.
Learn about how to become an adoptive parent and access many resources available to current adoptive parents.
Connect Our Kids
Connect Our Kids provides innovative tools that help child welfare professionals find permanent families, identify support networks and orchestrate belonging for Ohio's most vulnerable children.
Adoptive Parent Training
Pre-placement training is required to become an adoptive parent in Ohio. Learn more about adoptive parent training courses and requirements.
Navigating the Educational System (Adoption)
Adopted children may have unique challenges when it comes to education. Learn about programs to help and how to be an advocate for the child.
Emotional Preparation for Adoption
Preparation for adoptive parenting goes beyond training, paperwork, background checks, and homestudies. Emotional and mental preparation is required, as well.
Helping Adopted Children Adjust & Integrate Into Your Family
Adopted children have unique journeys to and through the adoption process. Review a few strategies to help children adjust and integrate into your home.
Adoptive Parent Rights & Responsibilities
In Ohio, once the adoption is finalized, adoptive parents have full custody of the child. Learn what other rights and responsibilities they have along the way.