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    Criteria for Adult Adoptions
           Who may be adopted?  (Section 3107.02 O.R.C.)  

    • Adoptee must be over eighteen (18) years of age
    • Adoptee must have established a child-foster parent or child-stepparent relationship with the petitioner(s) as a minor and consents to the adoption
    • Adoptee who is totally and permanently disabled
    • Adoptee who is determined to be a mentally retarded person as defined in Section 5123.01 of the Ohio Revised Code
     
     Adult Adoption Forms Required
    • Petition for Adoption
    • Entry Setting Date of Hearing and Ordering Notice
    • Final Order of Adoption
    • Adoption Certificate for Parents
    • Certificate of Adoption
     

    Other Requirements

    • On the date set for hearing, the Petitioner(s) and adult must appear in Court 
      Note:  If stepparent, biological parent must also be present at hearing
    • All forms and requirements must be presented prior to the initiation of an adoption case
    • Certified marriage record (Petitioner(s))
    • In a foster parent adult adoption, proof of child-foster parent relationship is required
     

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