If you are contemplating adoption in Toledo, either as a prospective adoptive parent or as a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, you likely have questions about local adoption resources, laws and processes. Here, find information about Toledo adoption agencies, home study providers and other local adoption and foster care services.
Find additional information about adoption and foster care throughout Ohio on our state adoption page.
Adoption Professionals and Adoption Agencies in Toledo
Whether you are considering adopting or placing a baby for adoption in Toledo, the professional you choose to work with can provide the guidance, services and support you need through the adoption process.
Some adoptive and birth parents are most comfortable working with a local or regional adoption agency. The following Toledo adoption professionals can help you complete your adoption:
Foster Care Professionals in Toledo
Foster care programs, requirements and processes vary depending on state laws. In Ohio, the requirements for foster parents include:
- Be at least 21 years old
- Participate in a training and assessment process
- Pass criminal background checks
- Pass child abuse registry checks
- Complete a home safety and fire inspection
- Submit medical statements
Some agencies have additional training or requirements for the parents they work with. Contact a local foster care agency for more information about the process to become a foster parent in Toledo:
Home Study Providers in Toledo
Whether you choose domestic infant adoption or foster care, you will need to complete a home study that meets Ohio laws and requirements.
The Ohio home study process includes personal interviews, home visits, criminal history checks and more. A complete list of home study requirements and additional information about the process can be found on our Adoption in Ohio page.
The person or agency conducting the home study must be legally qualified. When you are ready to begin the home study process, here are some trusted providers in Ohio:
- 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.
- 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.
Hospitals in Toledo
As the baby’s due date draws closer, it is up to the expectant mother to create a hospital plan for her stay. If you are making an adoption plan for your baby, this will be your opportunity to decide who is in the delivery room with you, how much time you will spend with your baby and the adoptive family, and more.
When you are ready to begin planning your hospital stay, your adoption agency will work with the delivery hospital to make them aware of your wishes. Here are some local Toledo hospitals that you may be able to work with:
- ProMedica Toledo Hospital
2142 North Cove Boulevard
Toledo, OH 43606
- Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center
2213 Cherry Street
Toledo, OH 43608
Laws and Qualifications to Adopt
Adoption is a legal process regulated by state laws. Detailed information about adoption laws in Toledo and throughout the rest of the state is included in our Ohio adoption information. Below is an overview of some of the regulations impacting adoptive parents and birth mothers in Toledo.
If you choose adoption for your baby, you will need to legally consent and relinquish your parental rights. Your adoption professional can help prepare you and guide you through this process. Get the information you need about executing consent, birth father rights and more here.
For Adoptive Parents
To be eligible to adopt in Toledo, you must meet certain state qualifications and complete the Ohio home study process. Throughout the adoption process, adoptive families must also adhere to state laws regulating adoption expenses, adoption finalization, advertising and more. These laws our outlined here.
Toledo adoptions must be finalized in court. If you are adopting in Toledo, Ohio, find your local courthouse and other information about adoption in your county:
Things to do in Toledo
As adoptive parents, you may find yourself in the Toledo area during the adoption process to visit your baby’s birth parents or wait for ICPC clearances. If you are looking for ways to spend your time in Toledo before returning to your home state, here are some of the top attractions in the area: