Ohio Kids for Adoption [How to Adopt in Ohio]
If you’re interested in adoption in Ohio because you want to create the family of your dreams and give a child a loving home, American Adoptions can connect you with children up for adoption in Ohio.
Adoption is a beautiful choice, and American Adoptions has helped thousands of families grow through the adoption process.
Many of our staff members have firsthand experience with adoption, having gone through the process as birth parents or adoptive parents. Even our own founder, Scott Mars, is an adoptee himself. We understand what you’re going through and can use this personal insight to give you the informed support you need.
If you’re a birth parent wondering how to place your child for adoption in Ohio, you can get more information here.
For hopeful adoptive parents wondering how to connect with Ohio children waiting for adoption, American Adoptions can help make this happen. To get more information on children up for adoption in Ohio, reach out to an adoption professional today.
The Ohio Adoption Process
If you’re considering adoption, there are two primary ways you can be matched with a child for adoption in Ohio: Private adoption and foster care adoption.
Private Adoption in Ohio
One of the most popular ways hopeful adoptive parents choose to get connected with Ohio kids for adoption is through private infant adoption. American Adoptions specializes in domestic infant adoption, and our adoption specialists will work with you to match you with children for adoption in Ohio.
When you begin your adoption process with us, your adoption specialist will sit down with you to fill out an adoptive family profile. This adoptive profile is kind of like a Facebook page that lists information about yourself and the type of life you will give an Ohio child for adoption.
Your adoption specialist will then find birth families whose preferences align with your adoptive family profile. The birth parents will review their matches and determine if you are a perfect match to raise their child. If you are selected by a birth mother, your adoption specialist will call you with the great news. Your adoptive family profile will also be available online on our website for expectant families to view at their own leisure.
If you’re interested in adopting a newborn baby, private infant adoption would be the best choice for you.
Adopt from Foster Care
Another way you can be matched with children up for adoption in Ohio is by adopting through foster care. If a child in foster care cannot be reunited with their biological family in a safe and stable environment, they can become eligible for adoption. This is where you come in.
American Adoptions specializes in private infant adoption and does not facilitate foster care adoptions, but we support all methods of building a family.
Private Infant Adoption vs. Adopting from Foster Care
While private infant adoption and adopting from foster care are both great ways to find Ohio children waiting adoption, deciding which is best for you will depend on what you want from your adoption.
If you want to be matched with children for adoption in Ohio as soon as possible, private infant adoption is your best option. On average, you could be matched with a Ohio child for adoption in less than 24 months. When you adopt from foster care, this could take anywhere between a month to five years. This isn’t always the case. But, in most instances, private adoption results in shorter wait times.
The type of foster care adoption you pursue could also make a difference. Adopting a child from foster care who is already eligible for adoption may have a quicker process than fostering to adopt a child. This is because when you are adopting a child from foster care, the parental rights of the biological family have already been terminated, which allows you to begin the adoption process immediately.
When fostering to adopt, there is still a possibility that the child could be reunited with their biological family. The goal of foster care is to return the child to their biological family when their situation has stabilized or improved, so there is no guarantee that the child will be eligible for adoption.
The Age of the Ohio Child for Adoption
If you are set on adding a newborn to your family, private infant adoption will be the best choice for you. Domestic infant adoption agencies like American Adoptions facilitate placements of children less than one year of age.
If you’re interested in adopting an older child, foster care adoption might be the best option for you. Most foster care adoptions place children ranging from less than 1 year old up to 18 years old. The average age of children eligible for foster care adoption is seven years of age.
The Cost of Adoption
Cost is one area where foster care adoption appeals to hopeful adoptive parents. In general, infant adoption is more expensive than foster care adoption. Infant adoption can range anywhere between $25,000 to $55,000. Foster care adoption usually just runs the cost of $2,000-$3,000, and your time.
You should never make an adoption decision solely based on cost, but we know it’s important to know what you can afford when it comes to the adoption process.
Choosing American Adoptions
If you’re considering infant adoption, it’s in your best interest to work with a full-service adoption agency like American Adoptions to find Ohio kids for adoption.
Our adoption specialists are dedicated to giving you a positive adoption experience so that you can have the family you have been striving for. We will be with you every step of the way to walk you through the process and provide you with helpful services and resources such as:
Shorter wait times. Because we are a national adoption agency, we work with birth families of all lifestyles and backgrounds from all over the country. This means there will be more adoption opportunities for you, likely resulting in a match in a shorter amount of time than local agencies.
Matching services. Your adoption specialist will work closely with you to find the perfect adoption opportunity for you. You will fill out an adoptive family profile that details what kind of life you will provide for your adopted child. Birth families will be able to review your profile and determine if you are the perfect family to raise her child. Once you’ve been chosen, your adoption specialist will contact you with the wonderful news.
Home study services. Before an adoption can take place, you will need to complete a home study that confirms that you are prepared to raise a child and that your future child will be able to thrive in your home. American Adoptions is licensed to perform home studies in Ohio. Our adoption specialists will help you prepare for your home study and you can reach out to them at any time with questions.
Adoption education. If this is your first time going through the adoption process, you probably have a lot of questions. Your adoption specialist can offer you information packets and give you information about the free adoption seminars we offer.
Adoption is a beautiful way to grow your family and give a child the gift of loving and supportive parents. If you’re still trying to decide if infant adoption or foster care adoption is best for you, you can get more information about your options by reaching out to an adoption specialist online.
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