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Process to Become an Adoptive Parent

The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services outlines 12 steps prospective parents should take prior to adoption. These range from educating yourself and your family; deciding as a family to adopt; research which agency will be the best for your family; as well as going through the training process, preparing to be matched with a child, meeting the child and more.

You can read the ODJFS article here.

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