(B) The department of job and family services shall prescribe an application for a foster caregiver to use under division (A) of this section.
The application shall not require that the foster caregiver provide any information the foster caregiver already provided the department, or undergo an inspection the foster caregiver already underwent, to obtain a foster home certificate under section 5103.03 of the Revised Code.
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.
Only an agency or attorney may arrange an adoption.
An attorney may not represent with regard to the adoption both the person seeking to adopt and the parent placing a child for adoption.
Any person may informally aid or promote an adoption by making a person seeking to adopt a minor aware of a minor who will be or is available for adoption.
(B) A person seeking to adopt a minor who knowingly makes a false statement that is included in an application submitted to an agency or attorney to obtain services of that agency or attorney in arranging an adoption is guilty of the offense of falsification under section 2921.13 of the Revised Code.
More than one assessor may be utilized for an adoption.Over the years we have come to realize that there are thousands of birth mothers each day who are looking for information to help keep their children healthy, happy and safe.Chances are you know someone who is pregnant or who is struggling to find the resources to keep their child healthy, safe and happy.Please click the link below to find information about the types of adoption, adoption counseling services, government financial assistance for adopting families, a free adoption manual and much more.Adopting Families in Ohio Adopting Families in states other than Ohio Ohio Adoption Statute and Law Title XXXI: Domestic Relations-Children Chappter 3107: Adoption Sections: 1-69 (This page was last updated on (10/10/13.) 3107.01 Adoption definitions.