Jewish Family Service and its Cincinnati Adoption Connection program have built hundreds of families since 1943. Although we no longer accept new pregnancy clients, adoptive families, or make new
adoption placements, we remain dedicated to providing post-adoption services. If you are looking to adopt or make an adoption placement, please visit this website for agencies in Ohio that may be able to help you.
If you are an adoptee, birth parent or adoptive family, and your adoption was finalized through Jewish Family Service, we can help you access non-identifying information from your records. The
Ohio Revised Code prohibits adoption agencies from providing identifying information, including names and contact information. Prior to making a request with us, there are steps you can take to
begin your search.
- Visit the Ohio Department of Vital Statistics. If you are an adoptee, you can download paperwork and instructions for requesting your original birth certificate. If you are a birth
parent, you can file a Contact Preference
Form to give your adult child direct contact information should they request their record.
- Register with International Soundex Reunion at isrr.org or 888-886-ISSR. The
International Soundex Reunion Registry is a mutual consent reunion registry for those desiring a reunion with family members.
For past clients connected to Jewish Family Service and Adoption Connection, please submit the post-adoption inquiry form to begin your request. Our post-adoption staff will review your inquiry
and contact you using your preferred method.
Post-Adoption Social Worker
Tina Knaley, LSW
firstname.lastname@example.org | 513-469-1188