Kroener, Hale & Penick Law Firm
contact Menu
Call 513-716-5940We are here to listen, learn & help

TEXTS ONLY: 513-828-7510

Can a single person adopt in Ohio?

If you are a single person in Ohio and want to become a parent through adoption, you may be concerned about whether or not your application will be approved. While this situation was almost always denied by adoption agencies in the mid-1900’s, officials now realize that many single parents can create great homes for children of any age.

 

According to AdoptionServices.org, single men and women are involved in between five and 10 percent of all adoptions performed in the U.S. While these parents can be approved, they will have to overcome the same obstacles as married couples to show that they are just as capable of providing a stable home environment.

 

In most cases, a professional from an adoption agency will come to your house to complete a home study. This is an evaluation of your residence to determine whether this would be a safe place to raise a child and whether or not you would be a suitable parent. The home study can include interviews with neighbors or other family members as well as an examination of the building’s ability to comfortably house another person.

 

If you are seeking to adopt a foreign child, you will need to realize that other countries have different policies. In some cases outside of the U.S., single parents may find adoption more difficult or even impossible. Agencies in Guatemala and Russia may turn you down if you are lesbian or gay and China might deny you simply because you are a single person. This information is intended for your education and should not be taken as legal advice.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Take Action Today. Call 513-716-5940 To Talk To An Experienced And Compassionate Attorney.

Email Us For a Response

Tell Us More About Your Legal Issue

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Contact information

Kroener, Hale & Penick Law Firm
101 N. Riverside Dr.
Batavia, OH 45103

Phone: 513-716-5940
Phone: 513-828-7510
Fax: 513-297-7227
Batavia Law Office Map

9078 Union Centre Blvd.
Suite 350
West Chester, OH 45069

Phone: 513-716-5940
Phone: 513-828-7510
Fax: 513-297-7227
West Chester Law Office Map

Scripps Center
312 Walnut Street
Suite 1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 513-716-5940
Phone: 513-828-7510
Fax: 513-297-7227
Cincinnati Law Office Map

Westlake Center
4555 Lake Forest Dr.
Suite 650
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Phone: 513-716-5940
Phone: 513-828-7510
Fax: 513-297-7227
Cincinnati Law Office Map

Rookwood Tower
3805 Edwards Rd.
Suite 550
Cincinnati, OH 45209

Phone: 513-716-5940
Phone: 513-828-7510
Fax: 513-297-7227
Cincinnati Law Office Map

Texts Only: 513-828-7510

Offices In Cincinnati, Batavia and West Chester, Ohio