Effective Date: ; 3107.012 Applying for adoption by foster caregiver.(A) A foster caregiver may use the application prescribed under division (B) of this section to obtain the services of an agency to arrange an adoption for the foster caregiver if the foster caregiver seeks to adopt the foster caregiver's foster child who has resided in the foster caregiver's home for at least six months prior to the date the foster caregiver submits the application to the agency.Please click the link below to find information about the types of adoption, adoption counseling services, government financial assistance for adopting families, a free adoption manual and much more.
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Please note that while we have tried to be as current as possible, laws are occasionally rewritten and/or amended; accordingly, the Ohio adoption law provided below may have errors, omissions, or may not be the most current version.
(B) The department of job and family services shall prescribe an application for a foster caregiver to use under division (A) of this section.
The application shall not require that the foster caregiver provide any information the foster caregiver already provided the department, or undergo an inspection the foster caregiver already underwent, to obtain a foster home certificate under section 5103.03 of the Revised Code.
(G) "Minor" means a person under the age of eighteen years.
(H) "Putative father" means a man, including one under age eighteen, who may be a child's father and to whom all of the following apply: (1) He is not married to the child's mother at the time of the child's conception or birth; (2) He has not adopted the child; (3) He has not been determined, prior to the date a petition to adopt the child is filed, to have a parent and child relationship with the child by a court proceeding pursuant to sections 3111.01 to 3111.18 of the Revised Code, a court proceeding in another state, an administrative agency proceeding pursuant to sections 3111.38 to 3111.54 of the Revised Code, or an administrative agency proceeding in another state; (4) He has not acknowledged paternity of the child pursuant to sections 3111.21 to 3111.35 of the Revised Code. (A) A person seeking to adopt a minor shall utilize an agency or attorney to arrange the adoption.