Can adoption be good for my baby and for me?

If you are not ready to be a parent, you can still give your baby the gift of life by choosing adoption. You can plan for your baby’s future by selecting a stable, loving family to care for your baby. After birth, you can see your baby and spend time with your baby. Finally, you can be proud that you chose life for your baby.

What is open adoption?

In open adoption, the birth family and the adopted child have the potential to develop a one-on-one relationship with each other. The birth family and adoptive family can agree on varying levels of openness, from meeting in person, to exchanging communication through the agency, to complete confidentiality.

Will my child go into foster care?

In most cases, infants are placed directly from the hospital into the adoptive home of your choice. Loving Choice is a private agency so your child will not be placed into the public foster care system.

How can I be sure my child will be well cared for?

Adoptive families approved by Loving Choice must meet very demanding standards. Potential adoptive parents come from a variety of backgrounds and are thoroughly evaluated on a number of issues including stability of relationships, readiness for parenting, emotional maturity and financial status to name a few. We will discuss our waiting families with you and give you the opportunity to choose a family for your child.

Do I need an attorney or do I pay an agency to assist me with adoption?

An independent attorney will be provided to represent you at no cost to you.

Where can I get more information?

Stark County Job & Family Services

Stark County Probate Court

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services

Putative Father Registry 

Ohio Department of Health Adoption Information 

Ohio Adoption Registry

Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH)

Pregnancy Support Center

Pregnancy Care of Wayne County

Community Pregnancy Center

Birthright of New Philadelphia

Ohio Birthparent Group

Holt International Children’s Services

IRS – Adoption Benefits FAQs

IRS – Ten Facts About Adoption Related Tax Savings

IRS – Adoption Tax Credit

Adoption Today Magazine

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