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Adoptive Parent Rights

In the state’s eyes, when you become an adoptive parent, you have the same rights as any other parent.

The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services also outlines some of the responsibilities you have as an adoptive parent, like:

  • Meet the child’s basic needs for food, clothing and shelter

  • Provide a safe environment for the child

  • Welcome the child as an official and permanent member of your family

  • Transport the child to all appointments and activities

  • Monitor and strengthen the child’s academic progress

  • Advocate for your child when services or resources are needed

  • Provide consistent guidance and discipline

  • Help the child understand their circumstances in the most positive, sensitive way possible

  • Respect, honor and recognize the child’s heritage, identity, and culture

To learn more about adoption, visit the ODJFS Site here.

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