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.