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Challenges of Adoption

When people decide to adopt, their lives change. There are steps you can take to be emotionally prepared for adoption. Also, you can begin to build a support system around you to help during this transition.

The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services has a couple articles you can check out if you are contemplating becoming an adoptive parent:

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First Step to Becoming Adoptive Parent

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Education System for Adoptive Parents

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Post Adoption and Support Services

Once you adopt a child, you might be eligible for the Post Adoption Special Services Subsidy, which is administered by each county. Ohio also has an Adoption Grant for families who have adopted Januar


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