The Different Types of Adoptions and Their Procedures

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The Different Types of Adoptions and Their Procedures

August 5, 2016

Family law statutes in Ohio recognize many kinds of child and adult adoption. Each petition to form a legally recognized parent-child or guardian-dependent relationship by a means other than birth involves unique facts. Some standard procedures exist, however. The family law attorneys with Edward F. Whipps outline the basic rules and considerations for the most-common types of adoption here. You can learn more and request assistance with your own adoption case by calling us at (614) 461-6006 or by filling out this online contact form

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Can Anyone Adopt?

May 10, 2016

Oho law gives pretty much every adult living in the state the right to apply for adopting a child. The right to request a legal adoption also extends to many adults who perceive advantages in creating a parental relationship with another adult. Exercising one’s right to seek an adoption, however, does not guarantee that a court will agree to declare a girl, boy, man, or woman the legally recognized dependent of the person who files for adoption. 

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