- Adoption Guide
ODJFS handbook for prospective adoptive parents.
- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for state of Ohio.
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT adoption laws in Ohio.
- Pre-Service Training Information
Contact your county agency to learn more about pre-service training classes.
- Private Adoption Agencies
A list of licensed private adoption agencies in Ohio begins on page 15.
- Public and private foster care adoption agencies in Ohio.
Public and private foster care adoption agencies in Ohio.
- Steps to Adoption
Steps to become a foster or adoptive parent in Ohio.
- Adoption Information
Adoption Information by state
- Understanding Ohio Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
- Adoption Services
OFC provides an overview of adoption services
- Home Study Requirements (See bottom of page for providers)
Information on the Home study program and requirements
Searching for Children
- Adoption Photo Listing Ohio
Photo listing featuring waiting children in Ohio.
- Athens County Photo Listing
View Athens County’s waiting children.
- Franklin County Photo Listing
Search for Franklin County’s waiting children.
- Hamilton County Photo Listing
View Hamilton County’s Waiting children.
- Lucas County Photo Listing
View Lucas County’s waiting children. Please note that all inquiries and submissions must go through the Lucas County website, per their request. At this time, Lucas County is unable to consider U.S. families living overseas.
- Madison County Photo Listing
View Madison County’s waiting children.
- Montgomery County Photo Listing
View Montgomery County’s waiting children.
- Summit County Photo Listing
View Summit County’s waiting children.
- Trumbull County Photo Listing
View Trumbull County’s waiting children.
- WWK Recruiters
Scroll down and click on Ohio to view contact information for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting Ohio children.
- Heart Gallery Of America
Photo lists of waiting children
- ICPC Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs on ICPC process in Ohio courtesy of Ohio Adoption Photo Listing.
- ICPC Information
Provides general information on ICPC process in Ohio, including contact information for state ICPC offices.
Post-Adoption Support & Resources
- Adoption Assistance
Select Ohio to view more information on adoption assistance in state of Ohio, courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.
- Adoption Records Access
Information on accessing adoption records courtesy of Ohio Adoption Photo Listing.
- Adoption Subsidies Guide
Ohio’s adoption subsidies guide. Programs include state and federal adoption assistance, PASSS, one-time adoption subsidy, and SAMS.
- Athens County Post-Adoption Services
List of post-adoption services provided by Athens County Social Services.
- Dayton & Montgomery County Resource Guide
A resource guide for adoptive families living in Dayton and Montgomery Counties.
- Hamilton County Events
Upcoming events calendar courtesy of Hamilton County.
- Ohio Adoption Assistance Program
Information on state and federal adoption assistance, and the adoption tax credit on pages 6-7.
- Parenting Tips
Parenting tips courtesy of Montgomery County Children’s Services. Topics include how to help your child deal with a traumatic event, positive discipline, bullying, finding a babysitter, and more.
- State Subsidy Information
NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in Ohio.
- State Adoption Tax Credit
Contact information to learn more about state adoption tax credit.
- Summit County Support Groups
Contact Summit County Children’s Services for more information on support groups in your area.
- Trumbull County Family Services
Trumbull County family services include crisis intervention, residential treatment, family support, and parent education.
- Trumbull County Mental Health Services
Contact information for mental health and behavioral service providers in Trumbull County.
- Attachment and Trauma Specialists
A list of local treatment centers that specialize in working with attachment and trauma related issues.
- Behavioral care treatment centers
A list of local treatment centers for behavioral care
- Adoption Therapists
A list of local therapists that specialize in adoption
- Child Care Resources
A compiled list of counseling resources
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs
A list of local treatment centers specializing in child abuse treatment
- Counseling Resources
A compiled list of counseling resources
- Kid Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in treating children
- Kinship Care
Kinship programs and information
- Medical Resources
Health and medical resources
- NPEN National Parenting Education Network
A list of programs by state
- NOFAS FASD Support
State resources and support group information
- Trauma Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in trauma related issues.
- Online Support Groups
A list of online support group resources
- Post-Adoption Questions and Answers
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding adoption
- Special Health Care Needs
Resources for parents of children with special health care needs.