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Child Adoption Law in Ohio: Introduction

Adoption Law

Adoptions are governed by state law. Adoptions are initiated with the Probate division of the Court of Common Pleas in the county where the prospective parents reside. The Forms page of this guide focuses on Franklin County Probate Court.


Books at the Franklin County Law Library


Attorneys with a Franklin County Law Library card may check out these books. Other members of the public may use them in the Franklin County Law Library. The Library maintains the current edition of each of these books, unless otherwise noted.