Types of Adoption


Adult Adoption

Agency Adoption

Foreign Adoption

Placement to Adopt

Private or Relative Adoption

Steparent Adoption

Access to Adoption Records

Access to adoption records is administered through the Ohio Department of Health.

The Bureau of Vital Statistics maintains birth and adoption records of persons born in Ohio and adopted anywhere in the United States. 

Visit the Ohio Department of Health to find out what information is available to adoptees and family members.  Depending on the year the adoption took place, certain information may or may not be available.  Their website contains instructions and forms needed to submit a request to release adoption information.

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