Adoption Services

service_couple_with_dogWhen children are unable to return permanently to their own home or the home of a relative, permanent custody is often sought by Children Services so that a new, long-term home can be provided to the child through adoption.

Families in Marion County who wish to adopt may receive assistance through Children Services. This assistance is in the form of information and referral, conducting of home studies, registration of families with various adoption listing services in Ohio and nationally, and provision of counseling and supervision during and after these placements