Richland County Court of Common Pleas Probate Division

ADOPTIONS

 

TYPE OF ADOPTION FILINGS

ADULT

FOREIGN

PRIVATE

LEGAL GUARDIAN/LEGAL CUSTODIAN

STEP PARENT

 

Adoption Filing Fees

Adult and Minor Adoptions $150.00

Foreign Adoptions $135.00

Placements $70.00

Adoption after Placement $117.00

Additional Cost

New Birth Certificate after Adoption $21.50

Applicant(s) must do criminal back ground check - call Sheriff department for cost (419-774-5678)

Applicant(s) must have homestudy - call Probate Court for information on the homestudy (419-774-5584)

 

ADOPTION FORMS

18.0 - Petition for Adoption of Minor

18.2A - Affidavit for Service by Publication

18.2P - Order for Publication

18.3 - Consent to Adoption

18.4 - Judgment Entry Finding Consent not Necessary

18.5 - Interlocutory Order of Adoption

18.7- Final Decree of Adoption

18.8 - Adoption Certificate for Parents

19.0 - Petition for Adoption of Adult

19.1 - Final Order of Adoption of Adult

19.2 - Petition to Recognize Foreign Adoption

19.3 - Order for Ohio Birth Record for Foreign Adoption

A1 - Application for Placement for Adoption

A2 - Affidavit Regarding Birth Father

A3 - Withdrawal of Consent and Finality of Adoption Decree

A5 - Judgment Entry on Release

A6 - Judgment Entry Granting Temporary Custody

A8 - Agreement to Pay Expenses

A9 - Judgment Entry Approving Placement for Adoption

Child Custody Information

Statement of Adopted Person

Ohio Department of Health Certificate of Adoption