Open Adoption in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Adoption, Home Studies and More

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Adoption Services for
Birth Parents and Adoptive Families


Are you considering adoption in Cincinnati, Ohio? Lifetime Adoption is here to provide all the resources and information you need. Our adoption coordinators are available to work with birth parents to ensure they have the resources and support they need and to help families grow their families through adoption.

As a nationwide leader in domestic, open adoption, Lifetime Adoption and our adoption coordinators are experienced and ready to help you with your adoption. With over three decades of experience in connecting birth families and adoptive families, you can believe in Lifetime. Lifetime Adoption provides resources such as webinars, counseling, podcasts, adoption articles, and referrals. You will have all the support you need.

Help for Pregnant Women in Cincinnati

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If you are in Cincinnati and are facing an unplanned pregnancy, Lifetime Adoption can help. Our experienced and caring adoption coordinators will help you create an adoption plan. You may not know a lot of information about the open adoption process, so just call or text our adoption coordinators for guidance, information, and support. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sometimes, finding a wonderful home with loving adoptive parents who are emotionally and financially ready for a new baby is the best situation for you and your child. A Lifetime Adoption coordinator will help you create an adoption plan. This plan will let you make the choices for yourself and your baby. You will look at Lifetime family profiles and choose the adoptive family that is the right. You will choose how much contact you want with the family once the adoption process is complete, and you will even get to decide how everything at the hospital will go.

Unexpected expenses can come up when dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. If you need assistance, Lifetime may have some solution for those expenses. In Ohio, you can receive help with:

  • Any doctor or hospital expenses that you are charged during the pregnancy or delivery
  • Legal expenses charged by the attorney making arrangements for the adoption
  • Court expenses that may come up during the adoption process
  • Living expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, food, household goods, transportation to work or school. Keep in mind that these are only covered up to $3,000 and only apply to expenses during your pregnancy through the 60th day after your baby’s birth.

Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will speak with you about what you need and arrange for help!

Are you struggling to raise a young child and are looking into adoption? This was the case with Corinne*, who was struggling to raise her twins as a single mom. She was working two jobs and had no support from her family or the birth father. She wanted her twins to have a two-parent home where they could get the love and attention they deserved. She talked with an adoption coordinator, and together they found a family with a stay-at-home mom in Ohio. They live just a few hours from Corinne, who now receives pictures, updates and is scheduled for a visit once a year.

The Lifetime Adoption coordinators can help you as well. We have many adoptive families interested in adopting toddlers, sibling sets, and special needs children. However, choosing adoption and making that call can be difficult. Know that you will always find a caring, non-judgmental adoption coordinator available to answer all of your questions and provide information honestly at Lifetime. Call or text Lifetime Adoption anytime, and we will be there for you.

*Name has changed for privacy.

Adoption Help in Cincinnati

Lifetime Adoption can help you place your baby with an adoptive family either in your state or another state as we work nationwide. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will walk you through the entire adoption process.

At Lifetime Adoption, you can be sure you will have:

  • Referrals to peer and professional counseling
  • Many adoptive parents’ profiles to choose from all of whom have completed their home studies and have had background checks
  • Support 24-hour/seven days a week
  • The opportunity to receive help with pregnancy-related expenses
  • Continued support after the adoption
  • And much more!

Adoption Counseling in Cincinnati

An important resource provided by Lifetime Adoption is access to professional and peer counseling. Adoption is a difficult decision, and talking with a professional counselor can help you get through the decision-making process. You will probably experience a lot of emotions during your adoption journey, and a professional counselor can help you work through them.

Another important resource at Lifetime Adoption is peer counseling. A peer counselor is a birth mother who wants to help other women with their adoption journey. She will listen to you, share her experience, and offer tips and advice.

Maternity Hospitals in Cincinnati

One question you may have is how things will go at the hospital with an adoption happening. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator works with you to create a hospital plan just for you. She will ask questions you may not think of, such as:

  • Who would you like in the room when you go into labor?
  • Would you like the adoptive parents to come to the hospital?
  • Will you hold your baby after the birth?
  • Would you like to be the first person to hold your baby?
  • Would you like to go home before or after your baby is released?

A hospital plan will ensure that everything goes as you would like in the hospital. Your adoption coordinator will work with the hospital staff and the adoptive parents to make sure they know your wishes and follow them.

In the Cincinnati area, there are several hospitals with labor and delivery services:

Anderson Hospital
Bethesda North Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital
Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital
The Christ Hospital Birthing Center
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
West Hospital

Whichever Cincinnati hospital you choose to deliver at, your coordinator will work with that hospital. Our experienced adoption coordinators are ready for any situation. They have worked with women who have given birth at home, and even women were surprised to go into labor while traveling out of state.

How to Start the Adoption Process

If you are considering placing your child for adoption, you probably want to know how to get the process started. First, call or text Lifetime Adoption or fill out our contact form. A Lifetime Adoption coordinator will work with you to create an adoption plan. She makes sure you have all of the resources and services you need. If you have any questions or concerns, your coordinator is available to answer them. You will always find a caring and non-judgmental adoption coordinator available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You can view Lifetime adoptive families online and learn all about the families, their lifestyles, and values by reading letters and watching videos. Then, you will be the one to choose what qualities you want in adoptive parents.

View adoptive family profiles online by clicking here. You can choose a family who lives in Ohio or somewhere else in the United States. You may want a Christian adoptive family or a family of another faith. Once you choose a family, your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will help you get to know them if that is what you want. Your adoption coordinator be there with you through the entire process.

If you have a need for community resources in the Cincinnati area, your Lifetime Adoption coordinator will help you access those resources. Just call or text Lifetime today to get started.

Other Paths to Adoption in Cincinnati

Some birth parents may consider foster care in Cincinnati as an option if they are not sure if they are going to want to parent in the future. Sometimes, if a baby is born with signs of exposure to substances, Hamilton County Children’s Services may decide the baby should be placed in the foster care program. Unfortunately, in both these situations, the choice of who your baby is placed with or if you will have any contact is not up to you.

Another option is relative or kinship adoption. In this case, a family member, who is usually blood-related to the child, can adopt your child. Relative adoption can come with its own set of challenges. While this can be a great solution, make sure the relative understands that adoption is permanent. They will be parenting this child until the child is an adult at least. There can also be some boundary issues that everyone will need to deal with.

You will be the one who needs to decide which kind of adoption is the right one for you and your child at the end of the day. Your Lifetime Adoption coordinator can go over each of these adoption options with you. She will make sure you have all the information you need to decide which adoption path is best for you and your baby.

Adopting in Cincinnati

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Do you dream of bringing a child to Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden or wandering with your child through the Cincinnati Nature Center? Is adoption an option you are considering as a way to grow your family? If so, you probably would like to know how to get the process started. At Lifetime Adoption, the adoption professionals are here to guide you through this special time. Your adoption coordinator will answer all of your questions and provide all the information you need. You will learn all about open domestic adoption and what to expect during your adoption journey.

Our experienced Lifetime Adoption coordinators are experts at matching birth mothers and adoptive families. If you are in the Cincinnati area and are considering adopting a newborn baby or child up to the age of six, contact Lifetime at 727-493-0933 or fill out our free online adoption application for more information.

Begin the Adoption Process

The adoption process can seem complex but don’t worry. You will not have to navigate this on your own. First, fill out our online application. To apply is free and does not obligate you in any way.

A Lifetime Adoption coordinator will contact you once your application is reviewed and you are pre-approved. She will explain our adoption program and answer all your questions. Every step will be explained, and your coordinator will be there to guide you through the adoption process.

Adoption Attorneys in Cincinnati

One important aspect of your adoption will be an adoption attorney. Ohio adoption laws can be complicated, and it is important that all the paperwork is filed correctly and all laws are followed. Papers will need to be filed with the court and hearings scheduled. All this will be done by your adoption attorney. Your adoption coordinator can refer you to a Cincinnati adoption attorney.

Home Study Services in Cincinnati

You will need to complete a home study if you have chosen to adopt. Your Lifetime adoption coordinator will be very happy to connect you with a Cincinnati Home Study Service provider.

In Cincinnati, how does the home study process work? Have a criminal background check and gather the following documents, which will be given to your home study provider.

  • Financial and Employment Statements such as tax returns and paystubs.
  • Medical Statements from your medical professionals verifying you are both physically and mentally able to parent and that every adult living in the home is free from tuberculosis
  • You will provide three written references from friends or co-workers verifying that you are suitable adoptive parents
  • Verification of your marital status

A home visit will be scheduled by your home study social worker. This visit is to establish that you have a safe and adequate home to raise a child in. She will also ask about your views on marriage, parenting, and family. Your home study social worker will interview everyone living in the home and put all of this information into a report to be submitted to the court.

Finalization of Adoption at Court

Once you have been matched with a birth mother, your baby has arrived, and your home study is complete, you are on to your final step, adoption finalization.

Ohio adoption law requires that the finalization of adoption will be no less than six months from when you take the baby into your care.

Your adoption attorney will file all of the adoption paperwork at the district courthouse and set a date for the hearing. In Cincinnati, that will be at your local County Superior Courthouse.

At the adoption finalization hearing, the judge will review your documents, and the home study will then issue the final decree of adoption. This will be a great occasion and a time to celebrate.

Other Paths to Adoption

Cincinnati International Adoption Agencies

Every family has its own path to adoption. One of the most important decisions will be which path you choose. International adoption is one path you can choose.

If you decide on international adoption, it will lead to other decisions, such as which country you want to adopt from. There is a lot to consider. For example, what is the country’s political climate at this time? What are the adoption customs and laws? Those and many other facts will factor into a family’s choice as to which country to adopt from.

When you choose an international adoption agency, it is vital to only work with an agency specializing in adoption in the country you are interested in. Make sure they have a proven track record of successful adoptions in the country of your choice. The nations of Africa, China, and Eastern Europe are some of the more popular countries to adopt from. Here are some agencies that specialize in international adoption:

Adopt International

Holt International

Foster Care Adoption

Another avenue to adopt is foster care adoption. In Cincinnati, you will reach out to Hamilton County Job & Family Services.

To adopt from foster care, you must first qualify as a foster family in Cincinnati. The requirements are:

  • Parents can be married, single, gay, straight, stay-at-home, wealthy, or not.
  • You can own your own home or rent – you just must have adequate space for a child and enough income to meet your basic needs.
  • You must pass a background check and be in adequate physical and mental condition.

You can also view children in the foster care system who are waiting to be adopted across the nation at AdoptUSKids.



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