Q&A: How to Adopt a baby or newborn in Ohio?
Question by kekes_world: How to Adopt a baby or newborn in Ohio?
I have been typing in the key words “adoption” and “adopt a baby” in the google search bar. All I come up with are international sites offering people the chance to adopt children outside of the country, as well as national site offering parents the “membership” to belong to an adoption agency to work with someone who will help them adopt. I did find a few local websites, such as the Franklin County website, which is a state website for Columbus, Ohio foster and adoption. They only had about 30 or so listing that I can count, and most of the babies had health issues and required special needs care. I am not experienced with caring for special needs children, though my mother is because she is a nurse, so I would not want to put anyone through such an emotional issue.
Most of the agency websites offering parents “memberships” did not upfront tell you that there are costs involved, but I suspect that these websites are selling babies for $ 25,000+ figures because of the testimonials that I read.
I feel that selling babies is a form of slavery, and buying a baby is the most inhumane thing that anyone could do. There are thousands of children needing loving families and a loving home.
How should I go about this the right way? Do I go in person to the state agency and have a meeting instead of searching online? I do not want to pay for a child. I would not be able to live with myself if I did something so low down like that. Anyone who has adopted through a governmental/state agency, what is usually expected from you financially? Do you have to go through court proceedings? It seems as simple as meeting the parents, taking care of a few documents, and then you go home with a new addition to your family… how does it really work?
I expect there to be costs regarding the legalization of the adoption, and other legal fees, however, I still do not get why I have to pay for the child. Why am I paying labor fees for the mother? That does not make sense to me, you must be talking about those people who volunteer their body to be the birth mother for financial gain. That is so wrong in my book. Babies are people with heartbeats, not toys that you can pick off of a shelf.
Answer by Diann C
Start with the Department of Child and Family Services, they can at least give you the contact information for legitimate adoption agencies.
Adoption is expensive. Most of the time you are paying for the mother’s prenatal care and delivery, then there are the costs associated with the actual adoption.
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