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Adoption in Columbus, OH

Columbus Adoption Agencies, Attorneys and More

Facing an unplanned pregnancy in Columbus, Ohio, you might be scared, anxious and unsure of what to do. Thankfully, you have options with your pregnancy, and Ohio adoption is one of them. For hopeful adoptive family’s eager to bring a child home, you can connect with an amazing birth mother and begin a life-long bond.  

  • Adoption is always an option.  

  • You will help put together an adoption plan that fits your specific needs for your Columbus adoption.  

  • Adoption is a rewarding and life-changing experience for everyone involved, especially the child. 

“They deserve a beautiful family, and I am so happy they trusted me to give them that.” - Candace, a birth mother who placed a child with an adoptive family through American Adoptions.   

This journey is beautiful and life changing. Prospective birth mothers find fresh starts, adoptive families fulfill dreams, and children find a loving family to thrive in. American Adoptions has served prospective birth mothers and families in this process for more than 25 years, and we’d be happy to serve you, too.   

Here, you’ll find all the resources you’ll need for your Columbus, Ohio adoption, from the best agencies to attorneys to home study providers and more.  

If you have additional questions about adoption in Columbus, OH, or if you are ready to take the first steps in your own adoption journey, you can contact American Adoptions by calling toll free at 1-800-ADOPTION at any time, or fill out our prospective birth mother information form here. For prospective adoptive families, fill out our online form here.  

Columbus Private Domestic Adoption [Start Your Adoption Journey] 

Take it from Scott Mars, founder of American Adoptions, and an adoptee himself:   

“My mom and dad were a couple who weren’t able to become a mom and dad without adoption. Of all people in this world, my mom and dad deserve to be parents. And without adoption, they would not have been able to share their love, share their life, and give someone the life that I had.    

“Because of adoption, my life was filled with love and opportunity.”  You can watch Scott’s video to see his entire adoption story. 

Your adoption experience is important to us because many of our staff have their own personal adoption stories. The decision to choose adoption is made out of love, and it can give everyone hope for a better future, especially the child. Our desire to make sure your adoption journey is smooth, safe and fulfilling is priority number one and we provide you with a vast array of services, including: 

  • We’ll use our national reach to provide you with available and hopeful adoptive families from across the United States.     

  • Our Risk-sharing program provides financial protection for adoptive parents in the event of an adoption disruption.     

  • Support services such as 24/7 counseling, financial assistance programs for living expenses, a tailored hospital plan for labor and delivery and more. 

American Adoptions is licensed in Ohio and has offices right here in Columbus, making our agency just as convenient and well-suited to complete your Columbus adoption as any local agency. You can find us at:  

20 S. 3rd St. 
Suite 210 
Columbus, OH 43215  

Foster Care Agencies in Columbus 

American Adoptions works primarily with families who are pursuing domestic infant adoption. But this isn’t the only way to adopt, and we recognize that it isn’t right for everyone. 

If you are still trying to decide which type of adoption is best for you, foster-to-adopt could be an option. While there are many children in foster care working toward reunification with their biological parents, they are also many who are immediately available for adoption. 

You can foster-to-adopt a child or adopt from foster care with the help of any of these Columbus foster care resources: 

International Adoption Agencies in Columbus 

Domestic infant and foster care adoption don’t feel right for your family? You could also consider international adoption. While international adoption has become more difficult in the last decade, it is still an option for those adoptive parents who are dedicated to the time and effort this process requires. 

You can adopt a child internationally with these Ohio-based international adoption services: 

Columbus Adoption Attorneys 

Adoptive parents and prospective birth parents must be represented separately by a Columbus adoption attorney. This professional is needed to inform them of adoption consent requirements and the legal steps involved in an adoption in Columbus, as well as to complete the adoption finalization. 

American Adoptions retains legal counsel at no cost to our prospective birth in Columbus, but if you need to seek an outside attorney, you may wish to contact one of the following lawyers: 

Home Study Providers in Columbus 

A home study is needed for any family hoping to adopt in Columbus, and it must be conducted by an Ohio-licensed home study professional. This process can take some time to complete; you must undergo background checks, gather important documentation and participate in in-home visits. Therefore, we encourage all adoptive parents to start the process sooner rather than later. 

You have a few options for local Ohio-licensed providers: 

Columbus Hospitals for Prenatal, Maternity Care and Delivery 

It can be helpful for a pregnant woman to establish a hospital plan that she’s comfortable with when she’s creating her Columbus adoption plan with American Adoptions. If you’re considering placing your child for adoption, you will be in charge of both of these plans — and all of your adoption costs will be covered along the way. 

Several local hospitals you may consider for your maternity needs include: 

Columbus Courts for Adoption Finalization 

As the final step in the Columbus adoption process, an adoption must be finalized in the adoptive parents’ county courthouse. You can find more information about where your child’s Columbus adoption will be finalized below: 

Start Your Adoption Journey Today [We Want to Help You with Your Adoption]   

Michelle, a birth parent specialist and a birth parent herself, is ready to answer any questions you have about adoption.      

“I am available to answer any questions that arise, particularly from birth moms, as I have been in your shoes and know how you are feeling,” Michelle said. “It was most helpful to me when I had someone to talk to who would just listen to me without making any judgments or conclusions about who I was as a person.”      

You can ask Michelle questions about the Columbus, OH, adoption process online. You can also call us toll free at 1-800-ADOPTION, or get free information with our online contact form for prospective birth mothers considering adoption here. Adoptive families wanting more information on adopting a child can click here to get more information. 

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