Whether you are pregnant and thinking about adoption for your baby or a family hoping to grow through adoption, you will need a variety of services and support throughout the adoption process. Here, find local resources and adoption information for the Cincinnati area.
Cincinnati Adoption Professionals and Adoption Agencies
Most prospective birth parents and hopeful adoptive families choose to work closely with an adoption professional throughout the process. This professional will provide education, support and the adoption services you need to complete your adoption.
Here are some Cincinnati adoption professionals near you:
How to Become a Foster Parent in Cincinnati
To be a foster parent in Cincinnati, couples and individuals must meet the requirements of the state and their chosen agency. For prospective foster parents in Ohio, that means meeting certain age requirements, completing an Ohio home study and attending training.
If you are interested in becoming a foster family, contact a local foster care organization:
- HCKids Foster Care & Adoption
- Lighthouse Youth Services
- Beech Acres Parenting Center
- Benchmark Family Services
Home Study Providers in Cincinnati
Consisting of personal interviews, background checks, a safety inspection and more, the Ohio home study is one of the most important parts of every adoption and foster care process.
It is important to choose the right professional to complete your adoption home study and ensure it complies with all state laws and requirements. To get started, contact a home study provider in your area:
- Adoption Circle
Adoption Circle is a state licensed, full-service, nonprofit adoption agency that provides home study and other services to adoptive families and birth parents in Ohio.
- Adoption STAR
Adoption STAR will conduct home studies for prospective clients in Ohio as well as New York and Florida.
- Adoption by Gentle Care
Adoption by Gentle Care is a state licensed, nonprofit, full service adoption agency whose accredited adoption assessors offer domestic adoption home studies throughout Ohio.
- Building Blocks Adoption Service, Inc.
Building Blocks Adoptions is an Ohio-licensed Christian adoption agency that offers services through its domestic, embryo and international adoption programs.
Hospitals in Cincinnati
If you are pursuing adoption as an expectant mother, you will need to consider your hospital plan as your due date approaches. You can work with your adoption specialist and healthcare provider to determine the type of labor and delivery experience you want to have.
When you are ready to begin creating your hospital plan, here are some Cincinnati hospitals that may be able to assist you:
- Good Samaritan Hospital
375 Dixmyth Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
- Bethesda North Hospital
10500 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242
- University of Cincinnati Medical Center
234 Goodman Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219
- The Christ Hospital Birthing Center
2139 Auburn Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45219
- Anderson Hospital
7500 State Road
Cincinnati, OH 45255
- Fairfield Hospital
3000 Mack Road
Cincinnati, OH 45014
- West Hospital
3300 Mercy Health Boulevard
Cincinnati, OH 45211
Adoption Laws and Qualifications
All adoptions taking place in Cincinnati must comply with Ohio adoption laws. State laws regulate many areas of adoption, from consent and relinquishment to adoption expenses. To learn more about adoption laws and regulations in Ohio, visit our state adoption information page. Learn about the legal processes that impact birth parents and adoptive families below.
Adoption Laws for Birth Parents
To protect your rights throughout the adoption process, there are several Ohio laws in place regulating adoption consent, relinquishment, paternity establishment, and more. Find this information, along with other Ohio adoption laws, here.
Laws for Adoptive Families
As you consider adopting in Cincinnati, you should become familiar with Ohio adoption requirements. Ohio statutes regulate who is eligible to adopt, how much money can be spent on an adoption, how advertising may be used in connection with adoption, and more.
Following the placement of the child, every adoption must be finalized in court. Your adoption professional will work with you to coordinate the finalization process and help you complete your adoption. Find more information about the courts in your county below:
Things to do in Cincinnati
Throughout the adoption process, you may find yourself spending some time in Cincinnati, either visiting prospective birth parents or waiting for ICPC paperwork to be processed. Enjoy the following local attractions during your stay: