(G) "Minor" means a person under the age of eighteen years.
All we are asking is that you tell them "help is available" in their state. Pregnant women and Birth Mothers in Ohio who need financial, medical, nutritional, health or other types of help such as support groups please click this link.Pregnant women and birth mothers who live in states other than Ohio other states who need financial, medical, nutritional, health or other types of help such as support groups please click this link We are here to help you too.As used in sections 3107.01 to 3107.19 of the Revised Code: (A) "Agency" means any public or private organization certified, licensed, or otherwise specially empowered by law or rule to place minors for adoption.(B) "Attorney" means a person who has been admitted to the bar by order of the Ohio supreme court.(C) "Child" means a son or daughter, whether by birth or by adoption.
(D) "Court" means the probate courts of this state, and when the context requires, means the court of any other state empowered to grant petitions for adoption.
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Effective Date: ; 3107.012 Applying for adoption by foster caregiver.
(A) A foster caregiver may use the application prescribed under division (B) of this section to obtain the services of an agency to arrange an adoption for the foster caregiver if the foster caregiver seeks to adopt the foster caregiver's foster child who has resided in the foster caregiver's home for at least six months prior to the date the foster caregiver submits the application to the agency.
(C) An agency that receives an application prescribed under division (B) of this section from a foster caregiver authorized to use the application shall not require, as a condition of the agency accepting or approving the application, that the foster caregiver undergo a criminal records check under section 2151.86 of the Revised Code as a prospective adoptive parent. 670(1980), as amended, the types of behavior that the prospective adoptive parents may anticipate from children who have experienced abuse and neglect, suggested interventions and the assistance available if the child exhibits those types of behavior after adoption, and other adoption issues the department of job and family services identifies.