Adopting a child is an important decision for you and your family and it should be an exciting event. However, the steps that are required to finalize an adoption in Ohio can feel overwhelming and stressful. Additionally, the steps required to adopt a step-child differ from the steps required to adopt a non-relative child. Failing to send a required notice, forgetting to file a single form, or not understanding the adoption standard in a contested adoption can lead to the denial of the adoption by the Court. Let us walk you through the adoption process by preparing all of the required documentation and notices as well as walking you through all of the steps required for your particular situation so that you have a well-defined plan from the very beginning.