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    Legal Placement

    The Court requires Petitioner(s) be statutorily married one (1) year before the finalization of a legal placement or adoption.  

    Criteria for Legal Placements
    • Certified copy of child's birth certificate
    • Certified copy of death certificate of spouse(s) or natural parent(s)
    • Certified copies of divorce decrees of both Petitioner(s)
    • Certified marriage certificate of Petitioner(s)
    Forms Required for Legal Placement
    • Application for Placement
    • Entry Setting Date of Hearing and Ordering Notice
    • Assignment of Investigator
    • Waiver by Prospective Adopting Parent(s)
    • Affidavit 3127.23 signed by Applicant(s)
    • Judgment Entry (Approving Placement)
    Forms Required for Adoption
    • Petition for Adoption
    • Entry Setting Date of Hearing and Ordering Notice
    • Assignment of Investigator
    • Affidavit 3127.23 (signed by Petitioner(s))
    • Entry Finding Consent Not Necessary (if applicable)
    • Adoption Certificate for Parents
    • Final Decree of Adoption
    • Certificate of Adoption
    • Preliminary and Final Petitioner's Accounts
    Other Requirements
    • If the parent(s) is/are minors, the application must be submitted by them and  a next of friend 
    • If the case involves a putative father of a child born in Ohio after January 1, 1997, the Court requires a Putative Father Certification (if applicable).
    • Petitioner(s) must be available for a home interview by the assigned
      caseworker 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.
    • All forms and requirements must be presented prior to the initiation of an adoption case
    • Affidavit of relationship/lineage
    • The Home Study will be completed by an outside agency approved by the Court.  Fees for the Home Study will be paid directly to the assessing agency by the Applicant(s)/Petitioner(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 and 2016:

    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 

    Calendar closings for 2016:

    January 1, 2016 New Year's Day

    January 18, 2016 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    February 15, 2016 for Presidents' Day

    May 30, 2016  Memorial Day

    July 4, 2016 Independence Day

    September 5, 2016 Labor Day

    October 10, 2016 Columbus Day

    November 11, 2016 Veteran's Day

    November 24, 2016 Thanksgiving Day

    November 25, 2016 day after Thanksgiving Day

    December 26, 2016 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.