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    Stepparent

     

    The Court requires Petitioner(s) be statutorily married one (1) year before the finalization of the adoption 

     
    Criteria for Stepparent Adoptions 
    • 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 Petitioner and natural parent
    • Certified marriage certificate
    • Certified copies of support or custody orders (if applicable)
    • Paternity results (if applicable)
     

     Adoption Forms Required

    • Petition for Adoption
    • Entry Setting Date of Hearing and Ordering Notice
    • Assignment of Investigator
    • Affidavit 3127.23
    • Consent to Adoption
    • Entry Finding Consent Not Necessary (if applicable)
    • Final Decree of Adoption
    • Adoption Certificate for Parents
    • Certificate of Adoption
    • Authorization for Release of Confidential Information/Police Criminal Record Check
    • Crimes Involving Child Abuse, Violence and Drugs
     
     Other Requirements
    • Notice of hearing will be served by Certified Mail, Sheriff or Process Server to legal parents if consent is not filed and address is known (Instructions for Service will be required stating recommended type of service).  If address is unknown, the Affidavit and Entry for Publication will be required.  If father is putative and the Ohio Putative
      Father Registry or another state's putative father registry applies, a Certification is  required
    • On the date set for hearing, the Petitioner(s) and child(ren) must appear in Court
    • Petitioner 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
      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     

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    Attention: New Probate Forms and Revised Probate Forms have been posted on the Probate Webpage.

    FUTURE COURT CLOSINGS IN 2014:

    December 24, closing at 2:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve 

    December 25, Christmas Day

    December 26, Day After Christmas 

     

     


    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.