After nearly 75 years of helping to build families through adoption, Adoption Connection will no longer accept new client adoptive families or make new adoption placements. We will complete all pending adoptions and will continue to assist clients as needed with guidance and information, refer birth parents to our waiting families, and continue to provide post-adoption services as needed.
This was a difficult, but necessary, decision that involved a number of considerations.
We care deeply about our birth parents and adoptive families. To ease your transition, we are happy to provide a list of other adoption agencies in Ohio with current ODJFS (Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services) certification. The choice of a new adoption agency is completely at the discretion of each adoptive family or birth parent.
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 or concerns regarding this new transition, please contact Adoption Connection at 513-489-1616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.