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Ohio Adoption Laws

Code Section; Uniform Act
3107.01, et seq.; Yes

Who May be Adopted
Any child; certain adults only.

Age that Child’s Consent Needed
12 years and older

Who may Adopt
Unmarried adult; unmarried minor parent of adoptee; husband and wife (at least one of whom is adult) together, unless legally separated or under certain other circumstances.

Adoptive Home Residency Prior to Decree
6 months

State Agency/COurt
Human Services/Probate

Statute of Limitation to Challenge
1 year

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