What is stepparent adoption?

The word “adoption” often causes Ohio residents to imagine scenarios in which individuals bring children into their homes to become a part of their families. Some adoptions involve the uniting of American parents with international children, while others...

The emotional aspects of adoption

In the middle of all the excitement, nervousness, and rushing to prepare for becoming adoptive parents, there is one aspect that can get pushed to the back burner, only to rear its difficult head on down the road. The emotional aspect. Without proper preparation and...

Adopting a foster child

Though not necessary to become an adoptive family, housing a foster child prior to permanent adoption is a natural progression. Many families, in both Ohio and across the country, foster children for several years before making the decision to legally adopt. However,...