Adoption can be an emotional and legally complex process. Every situation varies from the next, as do the laws of each state.
Once a party has decided to adopt, Ohio requires a home study investigation to be completed. A home study includes a series of interviews and home visits that are intended to evaluate the potential adoptive family or parent, and to help educate and prepare them for the upcoming adoption. Once the parent or family is cleared for adoption, the next step is to find a child waiting for adoption, or a birth mother who is willing to go through the adoption process. All adoptions must go through and be approved by the court in order to be legal and final.
If you are considering adoption, please contact our firm so we can assist you with every step of the adoption process.