Adoption Connection...

The Adoption Connection program of Jewish Family Service is here to offer support to our past clients.

Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati and its Cincinnati Adoption Connection program have built hundreds of families since 1943. Although we no longer accepts new client adoptive families or make new adoption placements, we remain dedicated to providing post-adoption services that meet the unique needs of  our adoption triad members.

 

Are you a birth parent who placed an infant through our program?
Are you an adoptive parent who adopted an infant through us?

Were you adopted through Adoption Connection or Jewish Family Service?

  • We will help you learn more about your or your child's birth family
  • We continue to facilitate open adoptions by sharing letters, photos, and other information between birthparents and adoptive families or adoptees
  • Our social worker is available by appointment to provide counseling support

If you have any questions, please contact Jewish Family Service at
513-469-1188 or adoption@jfscinti.org

 

If you are looking for access birth and adoption records, please note this information regarding accessing records from the State of Ohio:

The Ohio Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics, houses birth and adoption records of persons born in Ohio and adopted anywhere in the United States.  Please note: a copy of an adoption file CANNOT be ordered online, nor can a copy of an adoption file be provided in our lobby on the same day.  Customers may mail the required documents with payment or submit them in our lobby; requests will be verified and researched, then copies will be mailed within one month.  Below is the list of adoption laws and procedures that are used in Ohio:  

 

Adoptions Prior to January 1, 1964 - Adoption records are open to adoptees whose birth occurred in Ohio, with proper identification.  Also available for lineal descendants with proof of identity and genetic linkage.

 

Adoptions Between January 1, 1964 and September 18, 1996  -  Adoption records are open to adoptees whose birth occurred in Ohio, with proper identification.  Also available for lineal descendants with proof of identity and genetic linkage. 

 

Adoptions After September 18, 1996  - Adoption records are open to adoptive parents when the adopted person is between 18-21 years of age.  If the adopted person is 21 years or older, the records are open to the adoptee. 

          

For more information, use the links above or contact the Ohio Department of Health's service team at (614) 466-2531. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Jewish Family Service at
513-469-1188 or adoption@jfscinti.org