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Ohio Adoption Laws

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Code Section 3107.01, et seq.; Yes
Who May Be AdoptedAny child; certain adults only.
Age that Child's Consent Needed12 years and older
Who May AdoptUnmarried 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.
Home Residency Required Prior to Finalization of Adoption?6 months
State Agency/CourtHuman Services/Probate
Statute of Limitations to Challenge1 year

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