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General Info.

Pursuant to Section 3107 of the Ohio Revised Code

  • Only an agency or attorney may arrange an adoption.
  • A petition for adoption shall be filed in the county in which the person to be adopted was born, or in which, at the time of filing the petition, the petitioner or the person to be adopted or parent of the person to be adopted resides, or in which the petitioner is stationed in military service, or in which the agency having the permanent custody of the person to be adopted is located.
  • Adoption records are confidential and not available to the public.