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    Independent Adoptions are filed in the following cases
    • Grandparent Adoptions
    • Guardian(s) Appointed by Montgomery County, Ohio Court Entry
    • After a Legal Placement Approved Adoption  
    Adoption Forms Required
    • Petition for Adoption
    • Entry Setting Date of Hearing and Ordering Notice
    • Assignment of Investigator 
    • Petitioner's Accounts (Preliminary and Final)
    • Consents (as required)
    • Affidavit 3127.23
    • Final Decree of Adoption
    • Adoption Certificate for Parents
    • Certificate of Adoption
    • Putative Father Registry Certification (as required)
    Other Requirements
    • Certified copies of the minor child's birth certificate, death certificate(s) of parent(s), divorce decrees and marriage certificates
      (Note:  If adoption follows a legal placement, these documents will already have been filed with the legal placement application)
    • Petitioner(s) must be available for interview and for a home call prior to the date of hearing
    • Everyone in the household 18 years of age or older must have a criminal background check.  Please contact the Court for costs.
    • On the date set for hearing, the petitioner(s) and child(ren) must appear in Court
    • In a grandparent adoption, this Court requires a certified birth record of natural parent(s)






















    The Supreme Court of Ohio
    The Supreme Court of Ohio announced on March 10, 2015 the adoption of new rules to govern adult guardianships in Ohio.The rules become effective June 1, 2015.  Read More...
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    Attention: New & Revised Probate Forms have been posted on the Probate Webpage.

    Attorneys, please note that Form 14.0, Application to Approve  Settlement  and Distribution of Wrongful Death and Survival Claims has been amended effective January 1, 2015.  The amended forms may be found on this website and at the Court.
    The Court is accepting the amended form only

    for 2015:

    January 19, 2015 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    February 16, 2015 for Presidents' Day

    May 25, 2015  Memorial Day

    July 3, 2015  Independence Day

    September 7, 2015 for Labor Day

    October 12, 2015  Columbus Day

    November 11, 2015  Veteran's Day

    November 26, 2015  Thanksgiving Day

    November 27, 2015 Day after Thanksgiving Day

    December 11, 2015 Court closes at 11:15 a.m. for Staff Develpment

    December 25, 2015 Christmas Day 





    Montgomery County Probate Court is proud to announce that Judge Alice O. McCollum is participating in the National Adoption Day on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
    This local celebration is part of the nationwide effort to call attention to the thousands of foster children waiting for adoption and to celebrate all the families that do adopt.

    To see pictures of the Adoption proceedings go to the Adoption link in the left hand column.