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Adoption In Ohio
Adoption STAR is an Ohio licensed not-for-profit adoption agency. The agency works with prospective parents and birth parents in all cities in Ohio including but not limited to Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Akron, Toledo, Dayton, Parma, Canton, Youngstown, Hamilton, Lorain, Lakewood, Kettering, Elyria, Cuyahoga Falls, Euclid, Middletown, Mansfield, Newark, etc.
Adoption STAR provides comprehensive services including counseling, education and support throughout one’s adoption journey.
Adoption STAR Provides Pregnant Women In Ohio:
- Adoption support
- Free Counseling
- An Experienced And Caring Staff Offering You Respect For Your Decision-Making Process
- 24-hour Staff Availability
- Ability To Choose The Adoptive Family And To Keep In Touch And Visit, If Desired
- Open Or Closed Adoptions
- Medical And Other Expenses Paid
- Resources And Referrals (Housing, Further education, Employment, Etc.
If You Are Pregnant And Considering Adoption
Please visit these links:
- Overview of Services for Pregnant Women
Sometimes, things happen that causes confusion. Usually, they are temporary, and things improve. Yet sometimes, things get more difficult before they get better. Sometimes, a pregnancy may be part of the problem, and sometimes, adoption is the answer.
- Why work with Adoption STAR?
The agency is committed to the best interests of children and will offer all birth families regardless of race, health, circumstances, or disability, the option of immediate adoptive placement for their child. The agency encourages birth parents to be as involved in the adoption planning as they desire. Adoption STAR is an agency dedicated to maintaining connections between adoptive families and birth families and offers education and support with an adoption plan.
- Information on Open Adoption
Open adoption also known as Post Adoption Contact, represents the joining of two families based on love and trust. With an open adoption birth families and adoptive families maintain significant ongoing contact after a placement. In some cases this takes the form of sharing non-identifying information and sometimes it means the full exchange of identifying information between birth and adoptive families, if all parties are comfortable.
- Adoption Counseling
Though it is not mandatory, it is desirable for birth parents to continue with the agency to receive supportive services after placement. The post placement period is a very difficult time filled with grief, loss, confusion and questions. Adoption STAR is here to help you work through these issues.
- Choosing An Adoptive Family
It is important to Adoption STAR that you identify a family that best meet the qualifications, preferences and characteristics you are looking for. Please know that in addition to the profiles on this site, the agency can provide you with many additional profiles of waiting adoptive parents. You are encouraged to share with us your dream of your “perfect” family. We want you to select the family that you are most comfortable with. Through communication with waiting families, you can establish relationships and become better acquainted giving you the opportunity to make an informed decision.
- Free Adoption Information for Pregnant Women
Fill out this simple information request and we will send you information. Please know at anytime you can contact us toll free at 1-866-691-3300 to speak to someone immediately.
Adoption STAR Provides Prospective Adoptive Parents In Ohio:
- Successful domestic adoption and international adoption programs
- Adoption support and education pre-and-post placement
- Home studies
- A personal Adoption Family Advocate
- Adoption support
Brief Overview of Ohio Adoption Laws:
Within Ohio, the adoption surrender may be signed 72 hours after birth as long as the Birth Parent Assessment has been completed prior to birth. If not, then the surrender may be signed 72 hours after the completion of the assessment. The surrender is deemed irrevocable after surrender is taken by an Ohio licensed adoption agency. In private adoptions, the surrender becomes irrevocable only after an interlocutory order is received (usually at 30 days) or final decree is issued. If fraud, duress, or misrepresentation is proven, consent can be withdrawn at any time. Return of the child not automatic in Ohio and withdrawal of the consent must be in child’s best interest.
Allowable birth parent expenses may include medical and legal in all adoptions and medical, legal, living and counseling expenses in agency cases. Living expenses are prohibited in private adoptions, unless a court permits. In interstate cases where Ohio is the sending state, rules of receiving state regarding birthparent expenses apply. There is a putative father registry within the state.
Prospective adoptive parents may not advertise in the state. In some courts, out of state adoptive parents may finalize the adoption within the state.
If You Are Thinking About Adopting A Child
Please visit these links:
- Adoptive Parent Overview of Services
Learn about the adoption programs and services we offer.
- Our Placement Programs
Adoption STAR is a full service adoption agency providing opportunities to adopt domestically and internally.
- Frequently Asked Questions
There are so many wonderful and important questions that should be answered before making a decision to adopt and before choosing the right agency for you.
- Adoptive Parent Education
Adoption STAR is an agency with one of the highest educational standards. It is a leading agency with educational requirements for all its adoptive parents. Clients will receive a comprehensive list on how to obtain the required credits in their journey to adopt.
- Read Stories From Families Who Have Adopted With Us
In addition to reading the positive experiences many of our adoptive families have had, we would love to share with you additional references and introduce you to our Adoptive Parent Mentor Program.
- Free Adoption Information for Prospective Adoptive Parents
Complete this simple information request and we will send you information. Please feel free to contact us via telephone as well.
If you are an expecting parent or a prospective adoptive parent, there are several ways to contact
Phone: (513)631-3900 or Toll Free: 1-866-691-3300
Address: 433 W. Loveland Avenue, First Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45140