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Exploring Identified Adoption with Open Arms Adoptions
Building Families Through Identified Adoption


An “identified adoption” generally means that a prospective adoptive family and a birth mother have already connected with one another and have made a plan for that baby’s placement. This type of situation can be a beautiful way to build an adoption plan. However, despite that fact that the people involved have created their own “match,” an agency and/or attorney still needs to be involved in the process to ensure that all of the State rules and laws are followed.

There are times when this requires working with a licensed agency and/or attorney in another state as well.

Understanding Your Options: Exploring Identified Adoptions

When a birth mother and the prospective adoptive family live in different states, working with a licensed agency and/or attorney in BOTH states is required. These agencies need to work in cooperation in order to ensure that all requirements are met and that a successful adoption can occur. The staff at Open Arms Adoptions has extensive experience in collaborating with other agencies and in working with the State system to facilitate adoptions crossing State lines. We are here to assist with the ICPC (Interstate Compact on Placement of Children) procedures and to provide whatever adoption related services your family will need.
Couple consulting a professional on adoption
How We Help

These Services Include

Birth Parent Interviews and Assessment

Birth Parent Counseling

Referrals for required legal services


Post Placement Supervision

Acceptance of Custody of a Baby, if necessary

If you are ready to get started with your adoption journey and receive the online application, please call or text us at 330-697-4751 or send us an email at info@openarmsadopt.com

Creating Forever Families Through Adoption

Open Arms Adoptions is 501(c)3 non-profit agency licensed by the State of Ohio.

Our mission is to provide a loving, stable home to every child in need. We work tirelessly to create an environment that embraces the unique set of circumstances each of our birth parents, prospective adoptive parents and children bring to us. 
Main Office
11 River St., Ste. B
Kent, OH 44240
Central Ohio Office:*
11 N High St.
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Delaware Office:*
18 E. William St.
Delaware, OH 43015
*by appointment only. All correspondence should be mailed to the Kent address
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