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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.
For Prospective Adoptive Parents
Current Adoptive Parents
Learn about how to become an adoptive parent and access many resources available to current adoptive parents.
Pre-placement training is required to become an adoptive parent in Ohio. Learn more about adoptive parent training courses and requirements.
"Adoptive Parent Training"
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.
"Navigating the Educational System (Adoption)"
Preparation for adoptive parenting goes beyond training, paperwork, background checks, and homestudies. Emotional and mental preparation is required, as well.
"Emotional Preparation for Adoption"
Adopted children have unique journeys to and through the adoption process. Review a few strategies to help children adjust and integrate into your home.
"Helping Adopted Children Adjust & Integrate Into Your Family"
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.
"Adoptive Parent Rights & Responsibilities"