Ohio Adoption Laws

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Teresa - 5 months ago
Ohio clearly needs to have put into our laws added regarding ANY TYPE of relative adoption does NOT terminate the right's of the other set of biological relatives right's, an the child's right's to know their biological blood line. For WHY should one set of biological relatives enjoy the child, an another set of the other side made to suffer as stranger's to that child. Also if a juvenile court set visitation based it is in the best interest of child to have visit's then WHY should a probate court of another county even allow the adoption of ANY relative just for the purpose to eliminate the other set that has visit's. Clear that some adoption cases are abused upon by relatives filing. Adoption laws need put into place to add the protection of the child's right's to know her biological relatives on both sides, an for those who file in ANY relative adoption to not abuse the real process of this law where children clearly need a home. It is abuse upon the system, abuse upon the children. #1
Kim - 4 weeks ago
Just wondering, why you have the laws listed above? but they are not working links. What is the purpose of having this page? #2
joan - 9 months ago
New laws for ohio are: Adoption Information The Ohio Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics, houses birth and adoption records of persons born in Ohio and adopted anywhere in the United States. Please note: a copy of an adoption file CANNOT be ordered online, nor can a copy of an adoption file be provided in our lobby on the same day. Customers may mail the required documents with payment or submit them in our lobby; requests will be verified and researched, then copies will be mailed within one month. Below is the list of adoption laws and procedures that are used in Ohio: Adoptions Prior to January 1, 1964 - Adoption records are open to adoptee's whose birth occurred in Ohio, with proper identification. Also available for lineal descendants with proof of identity and genetic linkage. Adoptions Between January 1, 1964 and September 18, 1996 - Adoption records are open to adoptee's whose birth occurred in Ohio, with proper identification. Also available for line #3

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