A majority of all domestic adoptions are by relatives such as grandparents, aunts and uncles. Our Ohio adoption agency is able to assist Grandparents and Relatives with legalizing the parent to child relationship through the act of adoption. If you are seeking assistance for a relative or Grandparent adoption we can help.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are grandparents/relatives entitled to receive preference in placement decisions?
A: Yes. In fact, states must consider giving preference to relatives over non-relatives so long as the placement is suitable.
Q: Who is considered a relative?
A: Typically, this term refers to relatives by blood, marriage, or adoption. Some states specify a required degree of relatedness. At a minimum, relatives typically include grandparents and aunts/uncles.
Q: Who must give consent in relative adoptions?
A: The birth mother and father (if he has properly established paternity) must consent to adoption of their child, even in relative adoptions. Consent is not required if a parent’s rights have been terminated by a court order. Please refer to an attorney for guidance on relative adoption.
Q: Is an adoptive homestudy required for a relative adoption?
A: Yes, all adoptions require a homestudy to be completed by a licensed social worker
Did you know that when a grandparent seeks processes a grandparent adoption they may be eligible for the Federal and State of Ohio adoption tax credit? Check with a licensed tax accountant or the IRS.gov for further details.
Q: What can Building Blocks Adoption Service Inc. do to assist with a relative or grandparent adoption?
A: It is required by the State of Ohio to submit a homestudy assessment to the court to complete a relative adoption. Building Blocks Adoption is licensed by the State of Ohio to participate in the placement of children. We are able to complete your homestudy, provide pre and post adoption services and attend any court mandated appearances.
Our Ohio Adoption Agency has several licensed social workers on staff located throughout the State of Ohio to assist with the adoptive parents homestudy and post adoption needs. If you are in need of legal counsel to complete a relative or grandparent adoption we can refer you to several law firms throughout the State of Ohio that provide such services.