All adoptions must have a home study completed per Ohio law, with the exception of Adult Adoptions and Foreign Adoptions. If you are not going through an agency the Court will appoint an Adoption Assessor. The Adoption Assessor will send you a packed by mail once the Court has accepted your filings.
The packet includes:
- A letter from the assessor with their contact information
- A checklist of all documents that you must gather and/or complete
- Specific forms that the Court requires to be completed
Your packet must be completed prior to the assessor visiting your home. Everyone who lives in the home MUST be present for the home visit with the assessor.