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Can I adopt a child in Ohio?

If you are an Ohio resident who is considering adopting a child, you will be glad to know that the only hard and fast requirement is that you be 18 years old or older. As AdoptUSKids.com explains, however, you will need to go through pre-adoption training and a home study process before you will be allowed to adopt.

Understanding stepparent adoption

The State of Ohio allows the stepparent of any child to adopt him or her. Stepparent adoption is relatively simple and inexpensive. Per the Ohio State Bar Association, a stepparent adoption can be accomplished by a nonbiological “parent” who is married to one of the child’s biological parents or by a nonbiological “parent” who is in a same-sex marriage with one of the child’s biological parents.

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