Getting Started – Open Arms Adoption
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Once you feel that you’re ready to begin your journey toward adoption, there are several items that you’ll need to review.

The State of Ohio’s Adoption Guide for Parents can be found by clicking this link:
Adoption Guide Here


Every adoption agency operates a little differently.  To learn more about Open Arms Adoptions’ policies and procedures, click below:
Open Arms Adoption Policies Summary


This 3-day Adoptive Parent Training is a requirement to be approved as an adoptive family. Applicants must attend all three full days. Payment is due at registration and required to hold your spot. 2022 training dates are January 21-23 (closed); April 8-10; June 24-26. Trainings are held at the Kent State Hotel & Conference Center in Kent, Ohio. Please email Jennifer Kessen at [email protected] to register.


If you are ready to start your adoption journey and receive the online application, please submit your information below.